UFC fighter Jon Jones did himself no favors after telling a reporter that she “sucked” and should sit down, just because she asked a question about his recent positive testing for performance-enhancing drugs, The Big Lead reported.
Prior to Christmas, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) reported the results of a drug test Jones submitted on Dec. 9 with the finding it was positive for the long-term M3 metabolite, the same substance he has had problems with before.
With that positive result hanging over his head, Izabelle Kostic, a reporter for a Swedish MMA website, asked the light heavyweight title hopeful why the UFC is still dealing with “what you have in your body.”
The question of his drug test is quite relevant. After all, the UFC had to abruptly move Jones’ upcoming fight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles when he flagged positive for PEDs in violation of rules in Vegas.
Jones initially just dismissed the reporter with a curt “next question.”
But, Kostic asked a second question prompting the fighter to scoff “better journalism,” and then “you suck.”
Jon Jones isn’t doing himself any favors in repairing his image with the public with this response to a reporter just doing her job. pic.twitter.com/A9K1B3IUEF
— Kip Smithers (@Chughes612) December 27, 2018
The treatment did not sit well in the room as boos and catcalls can be heard rising against Jones.
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