This is the second time Jones has tested positive for using banned performance-enhancing drugs. The 30-year-old was scheduled for a bout with Cormier at UFC 200 in July 2016, but tested positive for two banned substances , clomiphene and letrozol, and was banned for one year . That failed test came just three days before the event, leading to him being pulled from the fight. According to TMZ, Jones could face up to a 4-year ban as a multiple-time offender. Testing positive for Turinabol carries up to a 2-year suspension from the USADA for first-time offenders, according to MMA Fighting.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Jones, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation,” the company explained. “The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before Jones’ bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA, and USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Jones’ potential anti-doping violation.”