It’s been often said that Jon Jones’ worst enemy has been himself, and just when the fight world thought things were starting to change, Jones was flagged for a failed drug test prior to his UFC 214 title bout with Daniel Cormier.
The process still has to finish, as USADA now needs to test Jones’ B sample.
In a recent appearance on Fox Sports 1’s Undisputed, UFC President Dana White said Jones should get his due process, but considering Jones’ history of a previous failed drug test and run-ins with trouble, he has doubts Jones will get out of this situation with his name cleared.
“Now we’ll test the B sample. The thing is with USADA when they get a sample that comes in positive, they’re absolutely sure when they come out and say this test is positive,” White said. “I’m expecting the same from the B sample.”
Jones tested positive for Turinabol, which was previously well-known as a performance enhancer used by East German Olympians during the 1980s. It still can be used by bodybuilders, but also has been found in supplements —Jones and his team argue the positive test was the result of such a tainted supplement.
“I’m hearing that this drug is out of your system in two days. I don’t know enough about these things but that’s what I’m hearing,” White said. “Plus, it’s all about who’s giving you advice? If he did do this, he didn’t go out and get this himself. Somebody gave it to him.”
White states that if Jones’ B sample also comes back positive, forcing him to strip Jones of the UFC title and award it back to Cormier, as well as Jones facing a multiple-year suspension, it could be the end of Jones’ MMA career.
“The thing that’s sad is, when you start wondering if we should question everything Jon has done, he’s the best to ever do it,” White said. “He didn’t need those drugs. But guess what? Guys don’t need cocaine, guys don’t need this, they don’t need that. But they do it anyway. They do it for whatever reasons they do it. Jon Jones is one of the most gifted fighters that I’ve ever met, maybe the most gifted fighter that I’ve ever met.”
Original story: Sherdog