Jon Jones failed drug test at UFC 214
Jon Jones failed a drug test in relation to UFC 214.
UFC light heavyweight champion tested positive for a banned substance in an in-competition USADA test in relation to his fight with Daniel Cormier on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif., and has been provisionally suspended, sources told MMA Fighting. In that bout, Jones defeated Cormier by third-round TKO to regain the UFC light heavyweight belt.
Jones has been stripped of the title and Cormier will get it back. UFC president Dana White told ESPN that has not been decided yet. The UFC confirmed the Jones positive test in a statement posted to its website.
The drug test sample was collected after weigh-ins July 28, according to a statement from USADA.
TMZ reported that Jones tested positive for the steroid turinabol, which carries a two-year suspension from USADA for first-time offenders and longer for multiple-time offenders. USADA will not confirm the substance unless Jones divulges it himself.
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which also has jurisdiction over the matter, confirmed the positive test Tuesday with MMA Fighting.
“The California State Athletic Commission has been made aware of Jon Jones’ test results and is looking into the matter,” CSAC executive officer Andy Foster said. “The Commission takes these matters very seriously and will take any appropriate actions necessary after a thorough review of the situation. As with all fighters, Mr. Jones is entitled to due process and the Commission will work with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to get all of the proper information.”