A legendary UFC career could very well be coming to an end — for now anyway.
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Update 9/13/17 – Jon Jones’ UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier has officially been changed to a no contest and Cormier has been reinstated as champion. Click here for more details.
Original story below.
TSC News host Fred Richani goes live for a breaking news livestream to discuss Jon Jones’ B sample testing positive for an illegal steroid per ESPN.com, officially rendering his UFC 214 drug test as a failure. Jones’ knockout win over Daniel Cormier will likely be changed to a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission and the UFC light heavyweight title will either be vacated by Jones or given back to Cormier.
As for the Jone’s punishment, he faces a suspension of two to four years, effectively killing the prime of his UFC/MMA career.
Jon “Bones” Jones Officially Fails UFC Drug Test, B Sample Positive
Fast Facts about Jon Jones:
- Two-time UFC light heavyweight champion
- Former UFC interim light heavyweight champion
- Most successful light heavyweight title defenses in UFC history (eight)
- Most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses in UFC history (eight)
- Notable wins over Daniel Cormier, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Chael Sonnen, Ryan Bader, Stephan Bonnar, and Ovince St. Preux
- Most wins in UFC light heavyweight history (17)
- Eight-time UFC performance bonus winner
- Faces two to four year suspension by CSAC/USADA and a significant fine
- Jones will all but surely vacate the UFC lightweight championship