‘B’ Sample for Jones’ Drug Test Comes Back Positive
The ‘B’ Sample of Jon Jones’ drug test dating back to June 16 has also came back as a positive result. USADA confirmed Friday with ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto. These are USADA representative Ryan Madden’s words on the matter:
“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.”
USADA will not confirm what two substances Jones tested positive for unless Jones does so himself. Jones’ test dates back to an out-of-competition drug test taken on June 16, with the ‘A’ sample testing positive and news hitting social media just early yesterday.
Jones was originally scheduled to meet Daniel Cormier in a light heavyweight championship rematch this Saturday in the main event of UFC 200. Due to the positive drug test, Jones was removed from the bout and replaced by Anderson Silva for a three round non-title bout.
Jones could face up to a two-year suspension from USADA as well as fines from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.