Jon Jones Disrespectfully Responds To Reporter After Asking Him About Steroids
Jon Jones found himself bullying a reporter after she asked the UFC fighter why he recently tested positive in a drug test.
During a press conference for the upcoming UFC 232, the 31-year-old American had no intention of answering the question and only had one thing to say: "Next question, please. Thank you."
The crowd erupted in the room, leaving reporter Izabelle Kostic to turn to UFC president Dana White and ask him why Bones had not received a "two-year suspension like Frank Mir."
Before White could hear the question again -- later claiming that he doesn't understand her question -- Jones once again chimed in and demanded that he wanted "better questions, better journalism."
He also told her that she 'sucks,' which is probably not doing him any favours in repairing his image in the public eye.
Check it out below.
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) 27 December 2018
In October, SPORTbible reported that Jones would return to the octagon for a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson.
Earlier this week, White revealed that UFC 232 had been moved from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to California after Jones' recent drug test results.
"Today, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett announced that, in consultation with NSAC commission chair Anthony Marnell III, unarmed combatant Jon Jones will be allowed to withdraw his pending application for licensure, which was intended to clear him to fight in a major contest in Nevada later this month," reads NSAC's statement.
"After extensive analysis of Mr Jones' prior 18 months of USADA in- and out-of-competition anti-doping drug-testing results, director Bennett, chair Marnell and Mr Jones agree that he will appear at an evidentiary hearing in January.
"This will allow for a measured, thoughtful and comprehensive discussion of his anti-doping testing protocol and results and provide an opportunity for the NSAC to determine the appropriate path forward for him in Nevada. We look forward to this hearing."
Today, we had a female journalist (Izabelle Kostic) pressing tough questions. Risking her access to future events to ask what other journalists didn't. She was met with bullying/harassment by Jon Jones, Dana White, and the audience. Nothing but respect and admiration for her! https://t.co/m34aSBtuxu- Alex Scaffidi (@alexscaffidi_) 27 December 2018
Jon Jones is a piece of human trash. A vile tyrant. Look at the way he speaks to this reporter, who's doing her job & asking actual questions rather than pandering like the rest. He's a putrid, egomaniacal sociopath & you can call me a hater all you like because I despise him. pic.twitter.com/wo6tqQedPm- (@CTGallacher) 27 December 2018
The banned substance in Jon Jones' PED test was measured in picograms per milliliter. UFC made a big point of how small a picogram is. But dozens of fighters have been suspended for levels in the pg/ml. Why is Jones the first one who gets the "a picogram is really small" defense?- Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) 26 December 2018
Asked Dana White how he knows for sure Jon Jones didn't re-injest anything. He said the experts said so. I asked who are the experts? He said ask @JeffNovitzkyUFC.- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) 27 December 2018
UFC 232 will be held on 30th December.
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