UFC star Jon Jones' backup sample also fails doping test

by Sadie Mccarthy Julio 10, 2016, 2:01
UFC star Jon Jones' backup sample also fails doping test

Cormier, of course, learned Wednesday night that he wouldn't fight Jones, who failed a drug test. UFC 200 Embedded chronicled the moment UFC president Dana White told Cormier the bad news, and it was hard to watch.

What substances Jones tested positive for is still unknown, and as MMAFighting reports, USADA can not reveal that information unless Jones or his team do so first.

"I can confirm that Mr. Jones' B sample results have been reported by the laboratory, and that the results confirm the findings of the A sample", said USADA spokesperson Ryan Madden in a statement on Friday (via MMAFighting).

The reason WADA released the result was because of Jones' public reveal that the B sample would be tested. I'm a fighter. Even though I may seem broken up here, I'm not broken.

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Jones faces a suspension of up to two years for the failed drug test but says he will be back regardless of how long it takes.

Jones appeared baffled when addressing the media on Thursday after he was flagged by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. Jones now faces sanctioning from USADA, which could amount to two years or more on the sidelines.

UFC 200 will now be co-headlined by a Women's Bantamweight Championship match between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes and Brock Lesner's return match against Mark Hunt. "I didn't really watch it", the former champion said about his loss to McGregor during a recent conference call. He was booted off the card and former middleweight champion Anderson Silva swooped in to save the day and booked an extremely late notice three-round non-title fight against DC.

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