Daniel Cormier (L) fights Jon Jones in the Light Heavyweight title bout during UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

Jon Jones capped off an interesting year on Tuesday, as TMZ broke the news that Jones had failed a drug test around the time of UFC 214.

On November 7, 2016 Jones was suspended one year — retroactive to July 7th — by USADA for doping.

On July 29, 2017 Jones defeated Daniel Cormier in UFC 214 to win the UFC light heavyweight belt.

And now comes the news that Jones not only tested positive for a banned substance, but that it came during a test related to UFC 214. As a result, Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight belt.

“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 said. “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.”

The CSAC (California State Athletic Commission) has jurisdiction over the test, since the fight took place in Anaheim. Cormier will most likely be awarded the belt despite losing to Jones back in July, but nothing is official yet.

This isn’t the first time Jones has tested positive. Ironically, back in July 2016 Jones tested positive before a fight against Cormier at UFC 200. That test was what ultimately led to his year long ban from UFC. With his positive test at UFC 214, Jones has now tested positive for banned drugs multiple times, been involved in a felony hit-and-run, and DUI.

Fans of Jones didn’t take the news well on Twitter as another Jones redemption tour came crashing down to Earth.




Jon Jones also made life more interesting for another guy named… Jon Jones.

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