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    Defiant Jon Jones suggests positive drug test could have been ignored

    Dec 28, 2018
    PHOTO: AP

    LOS ANGELES — Jon Jones is defiantly defending his role in the decision to move UFC 232 from Nevada to California on six days' notice after he tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid.

    The former light heavyweight champion gave a passionate, occasionally bizarre performance on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) at a news conference ahead of his title fight against Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday night.

    Jones (22-1) expressed regret for the enormous inconveniences caused by his latest failed doping test, which cost the UFC and the card's other fighters millions in earnings.

    But the star-crossed superstar also boorishly berated a reporter asking about his doping history and went on several lengthy rants about the unfairness of the entire situation, suggesting the positive test could have been ignored.

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