Less than 24 hours after the news that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones tested positive for a anabolic steroid, his manager, Malki Mawa took to Facebook to address Jones critics in a fired up response.
Mawa posted the following response on his Facebook account:
“The amount of hate that everyone has towards jon jones with out any due process is beyond me. The messages I keep getting saying to “drop him” or “don’t take up for him” goes to show me how low this society is.
I stand with bones!
For anyone to think I would “drop” him like Him and I aren’t brothers is stupid.
I know how hard he worked to get back to where he’s at. This is definitely heartbreaking. He def didn’t cheat or use steroids. But I’m with him more now than the night he won the belt…. being there for the good times is what everybody would do. But who’s really there when times get bad?
I hope that you people pick your friends, wives/husbands and close confidants based on real stuff. Not who can celebrate when you’re on top. I’m not sure why this is happening to him again, or how even, but We’ll get to the bottom of it.
To those of you that truly support my brother and I, thank you! To those of you who say “drop him” you’re not doing me any favors by saying that. You’re not my friend nor my family. So a big “fuck you” to you and your “support”.
Jones tested positive during an in competition test for UFC 214. He beat Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 to win the UFC Light Heavyweight title.
Jones has had a string of out of the Octagon issues since he joined the UFC. He has failed a USADA test twice, with another positive test for cocaine. Jones has been arrested for DUI and another arrest for Felony Hit and Run. Jones has also been stripped of the UFC Light Heavyweight title and the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight title.