Renowned UFC star Jon Jones has allegedly tested optimistic for a banned substance.
Significantly less than one particular month following his third-round stoppage of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA, to reclaim the light heavyweight crown, reports are circulating that Jones failed a pre-fight drug test.
1st reported by TMZ and tweeted by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Jones allegedly tested optimistic for the anabolic steroid Turinabol. The sample was collected by the United States Anti-Doping Agency the evening ahead of the fight, which took spot on July 29.
“The UFC organization was notified nowadays that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a prospective Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in competitors sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.”
Whilst the news might come as a shock, Jones has had a turbulent profession. For very first-time offenders, this violation would warrant a two-year suspension by the USADA. Nevertheless, for Jones who also failed a drug test just more than a year ago at UFC 200, and was arrested for a felony hit and run in 2015 this is not his very first offense. According to the Los Angeles Times, it is feasible that Jones could serve up to double the common penalty, which would preserve him out of the octagon for 4 years.
Even though he’s extensively regarded as one particular of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters to ever compete, the 30 year old and his fans must accept the possibility that UFC 214 may well be the final UFC fight of his profession for some time.