Jon Jones B sample comes up positive for Turinabol

September 12, 2017

ESPN reports that the “B” sample from Jon Jones’ failed drug test was positive for the banned substance Turinabol.  Jones has a right to appeal and it appears that his team is working with USADA and UFC.

USADA notified Jones of a flagged in-competition test in leadup to his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in July.  If deemed guilty of the banned anabolic steroid he would face a maximum ban of 4 years as this is his second offense.  The first USADA test was appealed by Jones and he lost his arbitration and was banned one year from the UFC.

USADA stressed that due process should play out prior to anyone drawing conclusions.

Jones actually faces a potential sanction from the California State Athletic Commission and USADA.  He could appeal both rulings if he is not satisfied with each.

Jones denies use and is trying to determine the source of the banned substance and is looking at potential tainted supplements.

Payout Perspective:

Realistically, the B sample finding is not surprising considering that it is taken from his original sample that failed the test.  Still, Jones has options in terms of appealing the decision and/or working with USADA to trace the contents of the alleged tainted supplement.  Even if they discover the source, it is ultimately Jones’ responsibility for what goes into his body and he will suffer some sanction and away from the Octagon.  While USADA is cautioning everyone not to jump to conclusions, it’s an effort to ensure that there is no appearance of unfairness in the process.

6 Responses to “Jon Jones B sample comes up positive for Turinabol”

  1. Diego on September 13th, 2017 4:42 AM


    Now that that’s out of the way – two years minimum. Four is not out of line. I just don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth anymore but I’m sure the excuse-train is rolling out of the station and picking up speed. I wasn’t one of the guys who thought he was cheating the whole time, but I’m starting to doubt my original assessment.

    Cormier needs to forget this guy ever existed and focus on his next fight. Which should be for the title.

  2. d on September 13th, 2017 6:56 AM

    Yeah, definitely at least two years.

    There’s no doubt in my mind this guy’s been cheating most if not all of his UFC career. He’s not the only one, but that shouldn’t give him a pass. Since random testing entered the picture, he’s had 4 scheduled fights. He failed tests for 2 of those fights UFC 200 and UFC 214. He had a bizarre extremely off T E ratio test for UFC 182, which I believe would have gotten him flagged had it been USADA handling it and not Nevada at the time. The only time he clearly passed testing was his fight against OSP. That gives a pretty good indication about this guy and now all of a sudden I’m starting to think that bizarre story Sonnen told about him hiding under the cage could be true, haha.

  3. Fight Fan on September 13th, 2017 7:32 AM

    More great news for the Usually Found Cheating league.

  4. d on September 13th, 2017 8:07 AM

    FF, according to Victor Conti, boxing has a way bigger ped problem than mma.

  5. Wil on September 13th, 2017 11:53 AM

    Stick a fork in him, he’s done, and shows he has been a cheater his whole career.

  6. saldathief on September 14th, 2017 6:57 AM

    Bahahahah no one cares about boxing its a dirty sport, boxing isn’t trying to legitimize itself! Boxing is what it is. UFC shoots itself in the foot over and over, this ped thing was a stupid route to take, its in every sport! Too late now to change it get used to gays failing all the time.

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