Jon Jones Tests Positive For Steroids; Stripped Of 205lb Title

Yet again Jon Jones has become his own worst enemy, with USADA revealing that he’s been stripped of the light-heavyweight title he had just reclaimed due to failing a pre-fight drug test.

It’s believed that Jones tested positive for Turinabol, a banned anabolic agent, after the weigh-ins for his title rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last month.

Jones, who had reemerged as the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport after KO’ing ‘DC’ at the event, had only just come off of a year-long suspension, having tested positive for clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic substance, and letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor prior to UFC 200.

At the time that was just the latest in a series of catastrophic missteps by Jones, including testing positive for cocaine, being arrested and charged by police after a hit-and-run incident, among other run-ins with the law over an extended period of time.

Jones’ return at UFC 214 had been seen as a final chance to redeem himself and get his life back on track – and for a few weeks it seemed like he’d successfully grabbed that opportunity with boths hands and ran with it.

However, if this latest screw-up is confirmed then it could well be the final nail in the coffin for the 30-year-old ‘Bones’ career as he’d likely be facing up to a four-year suspension this time around for a second major USADA violation, while it’s hard to imagine anyone being able to trust him again.

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