The results for Jon Jones’ B sample are in and they are not what the UFC light heavyweight champion was hoping for.
Late Tuesday night, it was confirmed by Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com that Jones failed a drug test on July 28 in Anaheim, California ahead of his victory over Daniel Cormier to reclaim the UFC title.
Jones tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol.
“Mr. Jones ‘B’ sample has confirmed the ‘A’ sample findings,” a spokesperson from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said. “Importantly — as previously stated — due process should occur before drawing any conclusions about this matter.”
It is the second failed drug test under the UFC’s anti-doping program.
Because it is his second offense, Jones is facing a lengthy four-year suspension. He is also likely to be stripped of the light heavyweight title and have his win over Cormier overturned by the California State Athletic Commission to a no contest.
Jones’ first failed drug test led to a one-year suspension.
Now, he will have to wait for a ruling from the CSAC and USADA to see when he will be able to return to action. But for now, it appears we won’t be seeing Jon Jones in the Octagon anytime in the foreseeable future.