Earlier today it was announced that steroid metabolites had once again surfaced in Jon Jones UFC 232 drug test results.
The same trace amounts of the steroid Turanibol, which forced UFC 232 to be moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles so that “Bones” could compete, were found in his tests with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).
According to the commission, Jon Jones had 33 picograms of 4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl, 17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol (M3) (or DHMCT) in his system.
The urine sample was collected from Jones on the day of weigh-ins, which took place December 28, 2018.
Jon Jones would go on to defeat Alexander Gustafsson via third-round knockout the next evening at The Forum, thus reclaiming his UFC light heavyweight championship.
The CSAC (California State Athletic Commission) stated they will not take an disciplinary action against Jon Jones. As this was the same long-term M3 metabolite that “Bones” was suspended 15 months for following his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier.
“I spoke with the scientists,” Andy Foster said to MMAFighting. “They stand by their original statement. Nothing has changed. We’ve already punished Jon Jones for the M3 metabolite, which is a long-term metabolite. There’s no grounds to charge somebody twice for the same violation.”
Check out how the pros, including Anthony Smith, reacted to Jon Jones UFC 232 drug test results below.
Al Iaquinta retweeted the following, seemingly taking a shot at Jon Jones:
Jon Jones is slated to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith at March’s UFC 235 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.
Anthony Smith has gone a perfect 3-0 since moving up to the 205-pound division. “Lionheart” has earned stoppage victories over Shogun Rua, Rashad Evans and most recently Volkan Oezdemir during that stretch.