Jon Jones’ B Sample Also Yields Positive Result

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Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ B sample of his UFC 214 drug test is back, and he won’t like the results.

Last month it was revealed that “Bones” failed a pre-fight drug test before his UFC 214 main event clash with longtime rival Daniel Cormier, who he defeated in the third round via knockout to recapture the 205-pound title. Just before their previously scheduled rematch at UFC 200 last year, 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.

Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After serving a one-year suspension for the incident, Jones returned this past July to Octagon action against Cormier to reclaim the title he never lost. Per a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the findings in Jones’ B sample have confirmed the initial test’s findings for the banned substance named Turinabol, which is an anabolic steroid:

“Mr. Jones ‘B’ sample has confirmed the ‘A’ sample findings,” the spokesperson said. “Importantly — as previously stated — due process should occur before drawing any conclusions about this matter.”

Jones’ win is likely to be overturned by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to a No Contest and the light heavyweight title would be returned to Cormier. “Bones” is looking at the possibility of up to a four-year ban from competition and also has to worry about a ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), who will most likely mirror the CSAC’s decision.

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  • bananaboy

    piece of shit

  • Victor Ferreira

    Jon Jones only became champion because he was his entire career on PEDs!! While Anderson Silva only used to heal his leg faster!

    Anderson Silva still is the best of all time!

    • Draven

      It’s pretty silly to say one thing but to make an exception for another fighter. They both used PEDs their whole career.

    • michaelchimique

      the PED’s that Silva tested positive for actually caused brittle bones. he did not take them to recover from anything. he was never tested before the Diaz fight and when they actually gave him random tests, he failed.

  • Bill Wolf

    So ends the phase in which we pretended that there was doubt.

  • kevin

    Wasted talent

  • ernesto chavez

    There should be NO surprise on anybody’s part that the B sample came back positive. If it had come back negative, many MMA fans would question the integrity and legitimacy of USADA testing. The question would arise as to why use USADA if it is inconsistent and can’t be trusted.

    I believe there are two main reasons why fighters request a B sample test: the first is that they hope and pray that the B sample has deteriorated in some way to come back negative; the second is it gives fighters and their team time to come up with an excuse or plausible deniability.

    Now the real interesting part begins. When will Mr.Jones publicly discuss the B sample results, and what plausible reason he and his team have developed to account for both positives for Turinabol. It should be a doozy and I can’t wait to hear it. In the final analysis, as the PEDs Guru, Victor Conte says, “only the dumb ones get caught.”

    On a side note, Turinabol is the perfect PED to take one half our before any sporting even: It’s taken orally in liquid form, it lasts about four hours, it leaves the system quickly, and it’s very powerful.

  • All_Seeing_Eye

    Proper fooked now isn’t he.

  • HeteroFriendly

    Its that dirty new york pumping through his blood.
    He’s just too arrogant towards the world around him to control himself.

    A lot of new yorkers are like that.
    Not all of them, but its a common new yorker attribute.

    And then being such a natural talent on top of that, (a new yorker will be arrogant for no good reason in the first place anyway), just pushes that attitude into the ozone layer.

  • Tjeck