Jon Jones USADA blood tests post-UFC 214 were negative

September 3, 2017

MMA Fighting reports that Jon Jones passed a USADA blood test post-UFC 214.  However, his urine test post-weigh-ins at UFC 214 indicated a failed test.

However, the blood test would not have been screened for Turinabol, the drug that is banned by the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.  In addition, MMA Fighting learned that Jones passed two USADA out-of-competition tests on July 6th and 7th.  One a blood and urine test and the other a urine test.

Despite the contrary results during the month of July, Jones could be facing a maximum of a 4 year banishment from the UFC.

Payout Perspective:

This case will likely face another appeal if the preliminary investigations are inconclusive.  Obviously, Jones could still be liable of taking a banned substance despite passing early out-of-competition drug tests and the in-competition blood test.  The likely hope is to mitigate the suspension.

5 Responses to “Jon Jones USADA blood tests post-UFC 214 were negative”

  1. d on September 3rd, 2017 9:47 AM

    I’m not sure why this report is being sent out as if it is even remotely relevant. If Turinabol could be detected in blood it would be, but its not. Sounds like Kawa is doing everything he can to spread propaganda attempting to invalidate the failed urine test.

    If he’s not suspended for at least 2 years, USADA will lose all credibility. He is a repeat offender who’s been cheating most of his career. The reason why fighters take ped’s is because they work.

  2. Caramel City on September 4th, 2017 4:39 AM

    This sport is falling from relevancy.

  3. Diego on September 4th, 2017 6:21 AM

    d – I agree. The blood test won’t reveal what the urine test did. So who cares what the blood test shows. What’s important is the “B” sample of the urine test. And if he had a banned substance in his system, then I don’t care if it was a tainted supplement – for me it should be at least a 2 year suspension. At least.

  4. Diego on September 4th, 2017 6:22 AM

    Caramel City – do you have any evidence for your statement? Or is this just your uninformed opinion.

  5. d on September 4th, 2017 10:58 AM

    Caramel City, do you know why boxers don’t fail ped tests as frequently as UFC fighters do? Because they don’t have USADA testing. The only time they ever even get tested out of competition is the rare occasion where you have a big named fighter licensed in NV. They cheat just as frequently as guys do in mma.

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