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Jones failed drug test before UFC 214 fight
    2017-August-24  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

IN a move that could sideline arguably the sport’s greatest fighter for another extended period, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones allegedly tested positive for the anabolic steroid turinabol before his victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last month in Anaheim, California, the United States.

A UFC official confirmed the finding Tuesday, but said Jones has yet to be stripped of the title.

Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, said via text message, “No clue [what happened]. I’m figuring it out now.” He said when he gathered details, a statement would be released.

If the positive test is upheld by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, it will sideline him for at least a year and likely for two years, given this is his second official positive test. Three days before UFC 200, which was set for July 9, 2016, Jones was yanked from the main event of a match with Cormier that was scheduled for T-Mobile Arena when results of a random test he was given in June showed clomiphene and letrozole in his system.

Jones admitted that he had taken what he thought was a pill that was similar to Cialis that would aid in sexual performance. USADA suspended him for one year, but ruled he didn’t intentionally use a performance-enhancing drug.

Turinabol is an oral steroid that promotes muscular endurance and speeds recovery time.

The UFC released a statement 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.”

Jones, who knocked out his arch rival Cormier with a kick to the head in the third round of a compelling bout at the Honda Center on July 28, has faced a slew of issues during his UFC career.

He’s widely regarded not only as the best fighter in the world but also as the greatest of all time.

His biggest challenge has been keeping himself out of trouble, which he hasn’t been able to do. He had a DUI near his hometown of Endicott, N.Y., on May 19, 2012, running his car into a tree.

He brawled with Cormier in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2014 following a news conference. In December of that year, he tested positive for cocaine prior to a bout at UFC 182 on Jan. 3, 2015, against Cormier, but because cocaine is only banned in-competition, no action was taken against Jones.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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