Jon Jones notified of a potential anti doping violation in regards to UFC 214
Dana White admits this could end Jon Jones career
Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is widely regarded as the best mixed martial artist the world has ever seen but many would argue his use of drugs, run ins with the law and failed drugs test have tainted that accolade and even though it seemed Jones had put all that behind him for his return where he took on light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 it now appears that Jones could be seeing himself suspended from the sport again.
At UFC 214 Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier via TKO in the third-round and regained the light heavyweight title but it looks like the title he won less than a month ago could be stripped from Jones and given back to Cormier. No official announcement has been made in regards to what will happen to the championship but if Jones has tested positive he will most certainly be stripped of the title.
The UFC released a statement on the incident which you can see below.
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.
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.