I didn’t know they had drug rehabs that lasted only one night, but that’s the amount of time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ mother says her son spent in said facility after testing positive for cocaine metabolites leading up to his successful UFC 182 title defense against Daniel Cormier earlier this month.
Camille Jones tells Action News 12:
“As far as treatment went. It was an overnight stay and then Jon, I believe, had the option of continuing. I think Jon decided to continue with the education of it all.”
“It helped Jon to stop in the middle of his tracks before it became something serious. And then, you know, he just had to go to rehab for not so much for the cocaine, but it was for his lifestyle, his partying lifestyle after training. That’s why he wanted to get all the information he can as far as drug addiction and how it starts and some of the tell-tail signs, just to make himself a better person.”
“I’m glad that this happened to Jon, this stopped him in his tracks, this let him know that he may need to change some friends, you know, because everyone is not for you for the best. Me and my husband considered it a blessing from God that our child was able to be helped and know that he need to stop and know that he needed the assistance to stop before it came to something worse. When he tested positive, my first question was, do you have a problem, a serious problem? And then he told me what happened. Jon is usually very honest with me, so he told me what happened. I was like, good for you….good. You needed to be caught, it was just timing.”