It has been quite some time since fans last saw Jon Jones in the Octagon, as that last time was a decision win over Ovince St. Preux at UFC 187.
Those fans may want to watch as much of the fighter as they can, because the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion only wants to compete for five more years.
"I'd like to fight for about another five more years or so," Jones said to Bleacher Report. "All I want to do is just to not get in trouble. That's it. I want to fly under the radar. I want to win fights. I want to accumulate enough money to support my family. Just winning and staying out of trouble is what I'd like to be remembered for: Staying out of trouble will be my success story."
Jones has now resolved his past troubles, including a one year suspension from USADA and past drug issues as well.
The fighter also wants the public to know that he isn’t the only athlete to do drugs, because there are a plethora of them that do.
"As far as me doing coke before a fight, that's not me trying to be a bad guy. That's me frickin' doing a bump—you know, at a party. The truth of the matter is, you'd be surprised how many people have done coke. I've been around some of the greatest athletes in the country. Athletes with a lot bigger names than me do coke. But people don't talk about it. I just like to have a good time, man," Jones says. "If you can afford to smoke a little weed, and do a little coke, and still win world titles, who's to tell you you can't? I understand these things are illegal. And once you get caught doing it, it's humiliating. But at the same time, I'm not an addict or anything like that. You don't see me walking around weighing fucking 100 pounds with my teeth rotting out and scabs all over my face."
UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.
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