Interim UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (22-1-0) could be looking at a two year suspension according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and its findings on his “A” and “B” samples.
“I can confirm that Mr. Jones’ ‘B’ sample results have been reported by the laboratory and the results confirm the findings of the ‘A’ sample,” said USADA spokesman Ryan Madden confirmed to FOX Sports.
He was pulled from his UFC 200 fight with Daniel Cormier and replaced with Anderson Silva.
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Jones yesterday morning at a press conference apologized to the UFC and the fans, denied taking any performance enhancing drugs (PED), suggested that tainted supplements could be the cause of the initial result and vowed to appeal the result.
The banned substance Jones tested positive for is still a mystery, as Jones and USADA declined to reveal it.
Jones will be able to formally appeal the findings.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is being briefed on the details of the situation as they are likely to hear any appeal.
The process continues.