Trouble can’t seem to escape Jon Jones.
The current UFC light heavyweight champion was notified of a potential violation by USADA following his UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California.
Jones was previously suspended for one year prior to UFC 200 after testing positive for clomiphene and letrozole. Jones now faces up to a four-year suspension.
Dana White spoke to the media inside The Ultimate Fighter Gym.
Dana White says before the news broke they were working on Stipe Miocic vs. Jon Jones for the heavyweight championship in Detroit. Wow. pic.twitter.com/vGVn3hJUwc
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 23, 2017
UFC released the following statement:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Jones, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before Jones’ bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA, and USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Jones’ potential anti-doping violation.
Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.