For the third time in his UFC career, Jon Jones will be stripped of a UFC title.
TMZ was the first to report that an in competition test for his UFC 214 bout with Daniel Cormier turned up positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol. Jones would win the contest via a devastating head kick KO to regain his title after a year long suspension from USADA for doping. This time around, Jones could be suspended for up to 4 years.
Jones is widely regarded as the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time but he may also be the most troubled. If these results hold up, he’ll be losing more prime years of his career; he’d be 34 if he ever decided to return to the sport. This also puts the kabash on the rumored Jon Jones versus Brock Lesnar heavyweight duel that was targeted for next Summer according to various sources that would’ve catapulted Jones into a new level of stardom.
CONFIRMED with Dana White: Jon Jones failed drug test at UFC 214. Per White, he hasn't been formally stripped of title yet. Wow.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 23, 2017
Although Jones has yet to be officially stripped of his title, the belt will go back to Daniel Cormier once it is made official due to their fight being deemed a no contest.