Visibly emotional Jon Jones walks out of press conference

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Earlier today, the UFC held a hastily arranged press conference to confirm that Jon Jones had been pulled from the UFC 200 pay-per-view after a drugs test administered in June came back positive.

Now, hours after UFC president Dana White described the situation as "very, very disappointing", the interim Lightweight champion has held his own media gathering in an attempt to give his side of the story.

Unfortunately, visibly upset after offering a brief statement in which he apologised to fans, Jones opted to leave the stage and walk out of the room after taking a couple of questions - presumably in an attempt to regain his composure.


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His decision to do so led to an intensely negative reaction from a lot of fight fans on social media:

With Jones away from the stage, it was left to his representatives to answer questions. During that time, it was confirmed that the B sample of the June 16th test is currently being tested.

It was also vehemently denied that Jones was involved in any purposeful wrongdoing or any attempts to gain an illegal advantage.


Jones did return to the stage but struggled to contain his emotions as he answered questions from the media, apologising for crying on a number of occasions.

With a potential two-year ban hanging over his head, Jones continued along a similar theme of claiming his innocence whilst also admitting huge disappointment at missing out on the UFC 200 event:

"I believe that something good will come from this, but right now it is hard to see it. I've just got to keep going," he said.

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