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Alexander Gustafsson disappointed with Jon Jones’ positive test: We’re supposed to be role models

Former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson discusses Jon Jones’ failed drug test and what it means for the sport overall.

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As one half of the ‘Fight of the Year' in 2013, Alexander Gustafsson is disappointed with how far Jones has fallen since their title fight over a year ago. While the champion remains dominant inside the octagon, his positive drug test for cocaine metabolites forces Gustafsson to contemplate about how this could negatively impacts the sport as a whole.

"It is bad for the sport, bad for the organization," Gustafsson told "We're supposed to be role models. You're supposed to stay above that sort of thing."

Jones tested positive for cocaine metabolites on Dec. 4 on a test that was, according to the Nevada Athletic Commission, supposed to be administered only for performance-enhancing drugs. The commission would not take any disciplinary actions against Jones.

While clearly bothered by the incident, Gustafsson decided against adding to his comments, instead focusing on his upcoming opponent, Anthony Johnson. The two competitors are scheduled to meet in the main event of UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm, Sweden.

"Every single reporter asks me about Jones," Gustafsson said. "All of them. I can't bother to think about Jon Jones right now, I have a very dangerous opponent in front of me."

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