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According to reports, the Nevada State Athletic Commission notified the UFC that Jones tested positive for a banned substance. UFC has not revealed what the substance was. The test went down in June. He still has the option to have the B test results, but as for the UFC 200 his card has been pulled.
This is NOT the first time Jones has failed a drug test. Last year Jones failed a drug test last year, that time it was for cocaine. Following the test, Jones said he wasn’t an addict but rather made a bad decision.
What is sad about this is that Jon had posted a video thanking the fans for their support. He went on to say thanks for the opportunity to be a part of the UFC 200 and being able to win his title back. Unfortunately NONE of that will be happening now that he failed his drug test in June.
Interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been pulled from his title unification bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 on Saturday, after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency informed Jones of a potential doping violation Wednesday.
“More than anything, just really disappointed.”
UFC president Dana White announced the move Wednesday during an impromptu news conference at the MGM Grand.
Jones tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition sample taken June 16 by USADA, said Jeff Novitzky, UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance. USADA administers UFC’s anti-drug policy.
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