Jon Jones is currently serving a year-long suspension from MMA for doping. Despite being out of MMA for a year, the 29-year-old fighter is keeping busy in interesting ways.
What are those interesting ways? Well, he’s been telling people about he would get drunk leading up to fights and how his last-second removal from UFC 200 was over “dick pills.”
The drinking part is an interesting topic as Jones has been sober for over a year now.
Maybe the 15 months of sobriety has brought some of my youthful beauty back, thanks for noticing https://t.co/gy2JSHInDE
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 15, 2016
But as Uproxx points out, maybe that’s exactly why he’s talking about it now.
“I literally would (get blackout), one week before every fight,” Jones said. “I would go out and I would get blacked out wasted. And my logic was, if this guy were to beat me somehow, I can look myself in the mirror and say, the reason I lost is because I got hammered the week before the fight.”
“I trained for the [Gustafsson] fight, but I definitely had this thing where I felt invincible,” Jones said. “And I did a lot of wild stuff leading up to the fight. I definitely didn’t give it my all. Really partying, drinking, staying up all night.”
“My relationship with alcohol was never healthy, and I never went through a period in which I had a mature, healthy, responsible relationship with it.”
That all doesn’t sound good. It all also got Jones involved in a car crash that eventually became a hit-and-run. At the time, that caused him to lose his title and a penalty of 18 months of supervised probation. When that wasn’t enough to wake him up and make him focus solely on fighting, he was busted for doping.
You can see more of what Jones had to say here: