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Jon Jones fails UFC 214 drug test, could be stripped of light heavyweight title

By on August 23, 2017

It’s Déjà vu all over again for Jon Jones.

UFC light heavyweight champion tested positive for steroids after his commanding UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier in Anaheim, California on July 29.

The UFC released a statement confirming the rumours on Tuesday night:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Jones, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before Jones’ bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA, and USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Jones’ potential anti-doping violation.

Jones (23-1) had recently returned from a one-year suspension after failing a previous out of competition drug test in June 2016.

According to reports, he tested positive for Turinabol this time around, which is a banned anabolic steroid.

He faces a possible lengthy suspension that could see him barred from competition for as many as four years.

More to come.

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