Jon Jones Fails UFC 214 'B' Sample For Turinabol

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Just before their previously scheduled rematch at UFC 200 a year ago, Jones failed a pre-fight drug test as well, however, this was caught before the fight took place and he was removed from the card.

While UFC and the United States Anti-Doping Policy continue to provide Jon Jones due process following a positive drug test at UFC 214, the case for the light-heavyweight champion's innocence took a step backward. The samples were taken after the weigh-in for Jones' victorious July 29 fight against champion Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight title in Anaheim, Calif. Unfortunately for Jones, USADA considered him reckless in the matter and handed him a maximum one-year suspension.

As a repeat offender, Jones could face up to a four-year suspension. TMZ Sports reported the substance was Turinabol, an anabolic steroid.

Jones, who has twice been stripped of UFC titles in the past for disciplinary reasons, has yet to be stripped a third time.

Despite reports that Jones passed a blood test following the positive test for turinabol, it should be noted that the steroid, developed in East Germany in the late 50s/early 60s, is only detectable via a urine analysis. Jones is now 23-1 (with that no-contest surely incoming from the Nevada State Athletic Commission), with his only loss stemming from a disqualification due to poor refereeing as Jones rained elbows down upon Matt Hamill's face in 2009. We'll have more details as they become available.



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