MMA star Jon Jones has blasted a reporter following controversy of a failed drug test as the American approaches an upcoming fight against Alexander Gustafsson this weekend.
The fight, set to take place in Nevada, was hastily moved to California on a six-day notice following abnormalities in the former light-heavyweight champion's urine sample.
Jones failed to qualify for a Nevada State Athletic Commission license to fight in the state because of these abnormalities, and now has faced some questions from reporters and confused fans which appears to have rattled the 31-year-old.
Putting his name under even more negative media spotlight, Jones launched a puerile attack on Swedish journalist Izabelle Kostic for asking him about his checkered history with drugs.
This does not mark the first instance of drug problems with Jones before, previously serving two lengthy suspensions due to failed drug tests earlier in his career.
In an interview with Kostic, he went on to ignore her questions and urged the surrounding crowd to boo her and take away her microphone before uttering the phrase "Better journalism. You suck." directed at the female reporter.
The video of this interaction with the reporter can be seen further down this article.
Jones has since apologised, but only for seemingly testing positive for illegal substances, but went on to defend himself over his troubles with the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Despite the USADA's investigation of the incident, Jones was given his license to fight in California which allowed the fight with Gustafsson to go on.
While the fight will certainly be an interesting one as it features two competitors with highly impressive records, many fans will still aim their media spotlight towards this incident rather than Jones' career at the moment.
It remains to be seen what will happen with this case between Jones and the USADA, but whatever the result ends up as, many will look back to this press conference as an embarrassing low point in his up-and-down MMA career, glittered with both successes and suspensions.News Now - Sport News