Jon Jones Failed Drug Test Prior to UFC 214

    After failing a drug test prior to his win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, Jon "Bones" Jones has denied all allegations.  UFC light heavyweight champion

    September 20, 2017

    After failing a drug test prior to his win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, Jon “Bones” Jones has denied all allegations. 


    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones failed a drug test prior to his championship win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. While TMZ originally reported that the UFC stripped Jones of his title following the news, UFC president Dana White has denied that.

    Jon Jones’ camp released the following statement after the incident:

    We are at a loss for words right now. Jon, his trainers, his nutritionists and his entire camp have worked tirelessly and meticulously the past 12 months to avoid this exact situation. We are having the samples tested again to determine the validity or source of contamination. Jon is crushed by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team, to support him.

    Jones was previously suspended for a year by the USADA for an estrogen blocker found prior to a title unifier against Cormier at UFC 200. He also tested positive for cocaine following his UFC 182 win over Cormier. He now faces a potential four-year ban with the latest allegations.

    A tweet from Bones on July 21 about steroid use didn’t age well:

    Jones’ agent, Malki Kawa, has admitted the substance found in Jones’ system was Turinabol, but the USADA has declined to confirm.

    “We can’t comment on an on-going case, but importantly all athletes under the UFC anti-doping program are innocent unless and until the established process determines otherwise,” the USADA said in a statement. “As part of this process, Mr. Jones is given the opportunity to be heard, confront and cross examine the evidence and have the ultimate decision of whether he violated the rules or not be decided by independent judges. It’s only fair to let due process occur before drawing any conclusions about Mr. Jones.”

    Cormier, while upset, spoke out on Instagram regarding the allegations.

    Thank you all for the overwhelming support. Let's give Jon time and what he's entitled to, due process. Thanks again. DC

    A post shared by Daniel "DC" Cormier (@dc_mma) on

    On Tuesday, White admitted the UFC was working on a fight between Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones for the heavyweight championship in Detroit. No information regarding his suspension has been released, but after the latest allegations, it’s possible Jones may never fight in the UFC again.

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