If you were one of the handful of people hoping beyond all reason that the sage of Jon Jones and his failed drug test at UFC 214 was somehow a fluke or mistake and testing of his ‘B’ sample would clear everything up, well, gosh you’re stupid.
The ‘B’ sample came back positive. Homeboy cheated and did some steroids. And now his win over Daniel Cormier is overturned.
Here’s hoping Jones gets the full four-year ban since this isn’t his first offense.
Take it away, MMAFighting!
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned the result of the July 29 fight Wednesday to a no-contest, CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting. The decision comes one day after the B sample from Jones’ failed drug test came back confirming that he had a steroid, Turinabol, in his system in-competition.
Jones won the UFC light heavyweight title by beating Cormier and now he no longer has that victory. But the UFC controls its title belts and the promotion has been on record saying it won’t strip the title until the completion of the adjudication process done by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner.
If the belt does get stripped, it’s still unclear on whether Cormier gets it back or it becomes vacant.