Jon Jones has tested positive for STEROIDS following his win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 which saw him regain his championship belt, only to TEST POSITIVE FOR STEROIDS. AGAIN.
Daniel Cormier fans are currently basking in the glory of “I TOLD YOU SO”, while Jones fans will probabally find an excuse to try to defend him like they always do, no matter what.
Sources say he tested positive for Turinabol, which is an Anabolic steroid. It’s not boner pills this time, if you believed that excuse last time around in the first place.
This is still a breaking story, but he have statements from both DC and Jones’ camps.
A representative of Jon Jones said: “We are all at a complete 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 crush[ed] by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team to support him.”
To avoid what situation exactly, failing a drug test? Getting caught? I mean, wouldn’t it be great if this was just an error, and Jones never took steroids, and won fair and square after all that? Don’t you want to live in that timeline? Let’s hope that he somehow gets cleared of all this.
And a Cormier rep has said, “It is very hard not to feel cheated. Again.”
This report comes via TMZ and has been confirmed by Dana White himself who says Jones hasn’t been stripped of the title, “YET.”
What happens in this situation is Jones will get stripped of the belt officially once it comes back that the failed drug tests are legit, and the fight will be ruled a No Contest, and Cormier will once again become champion without a victory over Jon Jones. It’s hard to imagine these two will ever fight again, but MAYBE this time around people won’t try to act like Cormier isn’t the legitimate champion, especially since he was doing great against Jones this time around before getting caught. There’s probabally a 0.5% chance the two ever fight again, if Jones himself ever fights again. Second failed drug test is a pretty big suspension, but maybe the UFC can find a way to pull some strings, they often do.
Clarification: It was originally reported that Jones had been stripped of his belt, but the official process to strip the belt has not yet taken place. Unless there’s some kind of miracle or super shadiness to disprove these tests, he will be stripped, it’s just a matter of time.