UFC champion Jon Jones has failed his second blood sample testing, this coming in less than a month after he failed an initial screening that tested positive for a steroid. Although Jones and his team maintain innocence, this isn’t the first time the talented MMA fighter has been hit with dirty test results.
The “B” sample of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ failed drug test from July 28 in Anaheim, California, has confirmed the presence of a banned substance, a United States Anti-Doping Agency spokesperson said Tuesday.
“Mr. Jones ‘B’ sample has confirmed the ‘A’ sample findings,” the spokesperson said. “Importantly — as previously stated — due process should occur before drawing any conclusions about this matter.”
Last month, USADA informed Jones that he had tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid, on July 28. One day later, Jones (23-1) reclaimed his UFC title by knocking out Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
What this means for the UFC light heavyweight championship title remains to be seen, but should the bout be declared void, Jones will have to most likely vacate the title although the champ has right to a hearing.
Cormier, to his credit, fought gamely before gassing out in the fight. The pair had a bitter rivalry going, with Cormier calling out Jones’ bad behavior and mishaps outside the octagon in the months leading up to their summer clash.