Jon Jones tested positive for steroids after his UFC 214 title victory over Daniel Cormier and is expected to be stripped of his Light Heavyweight belt, TMZ reports.
According to TMZ, Jones tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid, after the July 29 fight. He knocked out Cormier, then the Light Heavyweight champion, with a head kick and then a series of punches.
Dana White confirmed the failed drug test to ESPNs Brett Okamoto, but said Jones has not been formally stripped of the belt.
The title fight was held in Anaheim, California, and the California State Athletic Commission has jurisdiction over the matter. A spokesman also confirmed the positive test with MMA Fighting.
“The California State Athletic Commission has been made aware of Jon Jones’ test results and is looking into the matter,” CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told the MMA news website. “The Commission takes these matters very seriously and will take any appropriate actions necessary after a thorough review of the situation. As with all fighters, Mr. Jones is entitled to due process and the Commission will work with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to get all of the proper information.”
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