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Update on UFC's Jon Jones and His Recent Drug Tests

Posted By: Caylon Knox on Sep 02, 2017

Update on UFC's Jon Jones and His Recent Drug Tests

In an update on the situation involving current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones, it's now being reported that Jones passed a post-fight blood test after UFC 214 where he defeated Daniel Cormier.

It was reported that the urine test he took on July 28 tested positive for the anabolic steroid known as Turinabol. The blood test that he took on July 29 tested negative for any banned substances, but the blood test would not have tested positive for Turinabol anyway because USADA doesn't look for that in their blood tests.

Jones reportedly took two tests in early July as well. He took both a blood and urine test on July 6 and then another blood test on July 7, and both of those came back clean.

USADA issued the following statement on the matter:

“Given that Mr. Jones’ agent has publicly commented on this case, we can confirm Mr. Jones provided a urine and blood sample on July 6th and an additional urine sample on the 7th — all of which were reported negative. On July 28th, his urine sample tested positive for turinabol — as confirmed previously — then after the fight he provided a blood sample that was reported negative.”

“The prohibited anabolic steroid turinabol is only tested for in urine screens and not in blood tests. Urine and blood screens are complimentary to each other and don’t analyze for the same substances. Importantly, Mr. Jones is innocent unless and until the established process determines otherwise. It’s only fair to let due process occur before jumping to any conclusions.”

Jon's agent, Malki Kawa, also gave the following statement:

I’m encouraging everyone to go out there and take a look at the tests he passed and the test he failed,” Kawa said. “It’s a three-week window the month of the fight. Jon has passed seven unannounced tests, and the one he’s going to fail is the one that’s announced? It’s weird to me, there’s a lot of things here that don’t add up, and to the UFC, it doesn’t add up.

“The UFC knows. They look at his tests on the 6th and the 7th, and he passed both of those, there’s nothing in his system. So for him to start doing steroids, especially the steroid they’re saying he took, he would’ve had to have been doing that steroid for awhile for it to actually do anything. He just took it to take it? I mean, to me, there’s a lot of issues with this.”

Source: MMAFighting.com
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