The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed the Light Heavyweight Champion that he failed another drug test resulting to being provisionally suspended by the UFC. Reportedly, the positive test for steroids could result in a ban up to four years. UFC on FOX told per Dana White though, the UFC has not yet stripped Jon Jones of his title.
Jon Jones is a tremendous talent who is being considered by MMA world as one of the greatest already. But the things he have been into tell it is more of a waste of talent. His previous suspension was due to USADA violation occurred during a test from June 2016. Jon Jones was pulled from UFC 200. Jon Jones came back and captured the interim light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Ovince Saint Preux in April 2016, setting the octagon for a supposed blockbuster rematch against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. Prior to this, he tested positive for cocaine in January 2015 and hit-and-run a pregnant lady three months after the same year. With Jon Jones' drama for more than two years, fans already gave the fighter many chances. They were pumped for his return last July. The athlete even praised Daniel Cormier after he knocked his greatest rival out. Everybody got back on liking Jon Jones in the thought he would change this time around.
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.