Stop me if you have heard this one. Jon Jones has been stripped again. At least this time it wasn’t for coke.
According to TMZ: Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids in his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier, and he has been stripped of his title … TMZ Sports has learned.
Our sources tell us … Jones tested positive for Turinabol — an anabolic steroid.
Jones won the July 29 fight — taking the UFC light heavyweight belt from Cormier with a savage head kick followed by a barrage of punishing punches to Cormier’s head.
The title now goes back to Cormier.
It’s the second time Jones has failed a USADA drug test. He tested positive for banned substances in 2016 before UFC 200 and was pulled from the main event. Jones got socked with a 1 year ban.
We’re told this time around, he could be banned for up to 4 years.
Jones had blamed his previous failed test on a male enhancement pill. He claimed he didn’t realize the pill contained a banned substance and insisted he was NOT trying to gain a competitive edge.
If the test results hold up, it’s unclear how he’ll explain his way out of this one.
The Story is still developing. But DAMN 4 YEARS! That is a long time to go for Jones. I am no expert, and he is a freak… But I would assume that would be out of his prime and tough to shake off 4 years of rust.
What do I know? Like I said, Jones is a freak!
I guess this is going to put a hold on any mega fight with Brock Lesnar.
Here are the highlights from Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones | UFC 214: