This is likely the final nail in the coffin.
After a recent report that Jon Jones had actually passed a blood test in the aftermath of his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier, some fans were willing to entertain the possibility that Jones’ positive urine test had been a mistake. Now the United States Antidoping Agency (USADA) has confirmed that Jones’ B sample also contained Turinabol, a banned anabolic steroid. B samples are kept separate and only tested in the case of a positive test, on the off-chance that the original test was somehow wrong or contaminated.
While Jones will still be given the opportunity to explain the results, but it’s unlikely that he will be able to provide any sort of reasonable excuse. Jones already served a one-year suspension for a previous drug offense. This second failed test will probably result in a suspension of two-to-four years.
The UFC have not officially stripped him of the light heavyweight title (for the third time), but they likely will do so as soon as the sanctioning body imposes punishment. Perhaps even sooner, if Daniel Cormier is ready for another fight after losing to Jones in a violent TKO manner at UFC 214.
Jones remains undefeated in his career (don’t @ me), but once again proves that he is more than capable of beating himself.