JON “BONES” JONES FAILS YET ANOTHER DRUG TEST🙄 & COULD FACE UP TO 4 YEARS SUSPENSION🤦.
After crying a river and begging for forgiveness at the UFC 214 press conference ahead of his epic rematch with arch rival Daniel Cormier, it now seems that those may have been crocodile tears he was crying because Jon Jones has yet again failed a UFC drug test.
In a statement released Tuesday, the UFC said Jones' failed test stemmed from an in-competition sample that was collected at his weigh-in on July 28, the day before his fight against Cormier.
According to TMZ, which was first to report news of the failed test, Jones tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol. White did not comment on the banned substance for which Jones tested positive.
Jones' camp released a statement Tuesday, saying, "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."
White said the promotion was “probably” going to book Jones opposite heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 218, a competitive upgrade from the money fight Jones sought against ex-champ and WWE star Brock Lesnar after winning back the title from Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
But now, Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) could be facing a four-year suspension and the second stripping of his UFC title.