Jon Jones’s ‘B’ sample confirms positive steroid test at UFC 214


Jon Jones’s camp has maintained his innocence. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Things are not looking good for Jon Jones. On Tuesday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency confirmed a second sample taken from the UFC light heavyweight champion on July 28, the night Jones fought Daniel Cormier for the title at UFC 214, tested positive for a banned substance.

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

Like the “A” sample, the “B” sample, which is given at the same time as the “A “and only tested if the “A” sample tests positive for a banned substance, confirmed the presence of a metabolite of the anabolic steroid Turinabol. Rarely do “B” tests show different results than the “A.”

Jones, who served a one-year ban for testing positive for two banned anti-estrogenic agents in 2016, has not publicly commented on the latest findings, but his camp has maintained his innocence since the first test came back positive in August.

“We are all at a complete loss for words right now,” Jones’s

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/09/13/jon-joness-b-sample-confirms-positive-steroid-test-at-ufc-214/

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