Jon "Bones" Jones har havnet i trøbbel igjen. Denne gangen har Jones testet positivt for sterioden «turinabol» ved testingen i forbindelse med tittelkampen i lett tungvekt mot Daniel Cormier ved UFC 214, 29. juli i California.
Jones som vant rematchen mot Cormier på TKO i tredje runde, risikerer fire års utestengelse samt miste beltet, igjen. UFC president Dana White har forøvrig uttalt at ingen avgjørelse har blitt tatt enda.
Jon Jones’ manager, og hans camp uttalte:
"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 crushed by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team, to support him."
Etter å ha hørt nyhetene uttalte også Daniel Cormier seg til MMAfighting.com:
"It's hard to find words to describe how I'm feeling right now," Cormier said. "I'm disappointed to hear the news. It's very emotional.
"We as athletes are entitled to due process, and I will refrain from saying much more until I know exactly what happened.
"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."
"Thank you to all my fans who have supported me during this dark time. I love you all very much."
Jones (30) risikerer suspensjon opp til fire år, siden det er andre gang han har testet positivt under USADA. UFC sin lett-tungvektsmester testet tidligere positivt for de to ulovlige substansene «clomiphene» og «letrozol» - før UFC 200 tilbake i Juli 2016.