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Reebok says relationship with Jon Jones as sponsored fighter 'has not changed'

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Following news Tuesday night UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has tested positive for the metabolites involved in cocaine use and had voluntarily entered a drug treatment facility, the UFC and UFC President Dana White issued a statement expressing support for Jones and his recovery.

Reebok, one of Jones' sponsors, and the official apparel line of the UFC, issued a statement on Tuesday night as well expressing support for the 27-year-old champion.

"We commend Jon for taking the necessary steps to address the issue, and we will support him in any way we can. The status of Jon's relationship with Reebok has not changed."

ESPN's Darrel Rovell was the first to report Reebok's statement.

Jones has previously been sponsored by K-Swiss and Nike.

The UFC and Reebok signed a six-year apparel deal, announced in December, which is set to take place in July.