It was first reported by TMZ Sports that Jon Jones tested positive for steroids after his UFC 214 win when he re gained the UFC Light Heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier.
According to TMZ, Jones tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid and has been stripped of the title, although this has yet to be confirmed. This is not the first time Jon Jones has tested positive for a banned substance. He was removed from the main event at UFC 200 due to a anti doping violation and suspended for a year.
The UFC have issued the following statement,
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.
Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
Stayed tuned for more updates as they happen.