Jon Jones returns to the octagon to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship when he battles Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 172. Jones was last seen in the cage in September at UFC 165 when defeated Alexander Gustafsson in an instant classic.
The champion appeared last night on “UFC Tonight” and at the beginning of interview stated that he was randomly drug tested by the Maryland State Athletic Commission.
“The Maryland Commission sent a lab to drug test me and I’m glad they did,” Jones stated on the show. “It was urine and blood. They had a test for HGH, I think it was HGH, then they had a urine test that detects all other type of stuff.”
Jones says him and his management team wanted the test not because he thinks Teixeira is dirty, but wants to see the sport be clean.
“It’s great to know the athletes who are competing are competing clean. I’ve never taken any performance enhancing drug. I’ve probably fought people in the past who have. I want to see our sport be a clean sport. I have no right to accuse (Glover) of anything. The only edge you should have is your work ethic.”
UFC 172 takes place on Saturday, April 26th from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.