UFC News 2016: Ex-Champ Jon Jones Reveals Shocking Ritual Before Fights

By Miguel Torres, Posted: 12/02/16 03:54AM EST

Former long-time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently serving a one-year suspension due his UFC 200 failed drug test.

"Bones" was slated to face current champion Daniel Cormier last July at UFC 200, when he was pulled out 48 hours before fight night after testing positive for clomiphene. In his defense, Jones argued that he was not aware that the supplement he took contained the said banned substance.

Jones last fought in April of this year, where he won a lackluster unanimous decision against contender Ovince Saint Preux. He bagged the interim 205-pound title in the process, but was subsequently stripped of it due to his failed drug test and suspension.

The 29-year-old fighter holds a reputation of being one of the best and toughest fighters in the game today. At 23 years of age, he was able to shut down MMA legend Mauricio "Shogun" Rua to become the UFC's youngest champion. Soon after, he went on to defeat other legends such as Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort, among others.

During his reign as champion, Jones was not yet training full time in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he now holds camp. Instead, he would go back to a partying lifestyle in New York during his off-season.

But apparently, he never gets off that personality even during camp. In his recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast (via MMA Fighting), Jones admitted that he would be out cold from drinking, about a week before fight night.

"I had this crazy thing that I would do where I would party one week before every fight. And I did it throughout my whole career. And it was stupid, but it was this mental crutch that I had," he said.

"I literally would, one week before every fight," Jones continued. "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."

Now clean and sober, Jones admits that he never had a "healthy relationship" with alcohol. He also noted how he never understood how he was able to pull off such acts and remain the undisputed champion.

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