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Jon Jones B samples show positive use of Turinabol

Posted on 13th Sep 2017 @ 10:08 AM

UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky confirmed the results tonight, that Jones’ B sample has come back positive for metabolites of turinabol, the same steriod found in his urine during a pre-fight test

before his latest dethroning of Champion Daniel Comier at UFC 214 in Anaheim.

Jones, 30, is now likely to go to arbitration with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which administered the test, in an attempt to clear his name. That process could take anywhere from three to six months. His representatives have maintained his innocence.

Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) faces up to a four-year ban for his second doping violation and could be stripped of his title, according to UFC President Dana White.

The potentially long penalty factors in Jones’ first USADA doping violation, which resulted in his scratch from a title unifier with Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) at UFC 200. An arbitrator found Jones negligent at the upper level of fault for taking an over-the-counter sexual enhancement pill

later found to be tainted with two banned estrogen-blockers – and he was suspended for a year.

Jones’ positive test at UFC 214 came from a urine sample taken after the official weigh-ins for the event on July 28. In an interesting twist, Jones passed out-of-competition tests on July 6 and July 7 and also a blood test that was taken on fight night. though USADA cautioned it was too early to draw conclusions because turinabol is only found via urine tests.

Even with the lack of certainty, Jones’ second USADA positive was devastating for his comeback. The theme surrounding the pound-for-pound great’s rematch with Cormier was redemption, with the promotion highlighting his out-of-cage troubles with USADA and the law.

Before news of the failed UFC 214 broke, Jones was trying to queue up a fight with ex-heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar, while the promotion was trying to get a bout in order for Jones to compete for the Heavyweight  against Stipe Miocic for UFC 218.

Needless to say this latest news will put a stop to any of these fights, and we can only wait to see the future of Jon Jones unfold.




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