According to TMZ current UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol on July 28th. This was day before Jones’ much hyped fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 where Jones successfully defeated Cormier to win the Light-Heavyweight Championship.
This is the latest setback for the troubled athlete who has the reputation of being a highly gifted superstar who can’t get out of his own way. Controversy is not new to Jones. In the past eight years Jon has faced a DWI, a hit and run, testing positive for cocaine metabolites, and receiving a one year suspension by USADA after “unknowingly” taking hormonal PEDs.
At this point the UFC has yet to strip Jones of the title. If the allegations turn out to be true, Jones will most likely receive a four year suspension for using a banned substance and his professional fighting career is over. It is highly unlikely that any promoter would risk booking Jones even after his suspension. The risk is too great since he has proven over and over again that he can not be trusted. Not to mention the fact that he will have wasted his prime years serving the suspension.
It will be interesting to hear what Daniel Cormier’s reaction to this news will be. He took his recent loss to Jones especially hard. An extremely intense personal feud had developed between the two due to the bad blood over Jones’ personal issues. Cormier resented that Jones kept getting second, third, and fourth chances.
Many people expected a fight between Jones and Lesnar to happen at some point in 2018. Both men have been floating the idea around since Jones’ win at UFC 214. If the suspension happens the only place we’ll see these two go head to head is the WWE.
Stay tuned, we will keep you updated as the story develops.
According to ESPN.com Daniel Cormier is quoted as saying the following regarding the failed drug test: “It’s hard to find words to describe how I’m feeling right now”… “In my mind, on July 29, I competed and I lost. I thought Jon Jones was the better man that day. I don’t know what to think anymore. I can’t believe we are going through all of this again, We will see what happens next.”