Jon Jones was adamant that he hadn’t knowingly taken any banned substances following his removal from the UFC 200 card – turns out he may have been telling us the truth.
Bones was not a popular man with MMA fans following USADA’s flagging of two banned substances in a drug test sample Jones provided – they were Hydroxy-clomiphene and Letrozole metabolite, as reported by Fox Sports.
Speculation was rife that Jon Jones was using oestrogen blockers potentially to boost his testosterone after finishing a cycle of steroids, but Dana White has now suggested that may not be the case and the troubled fighter could return to the Octagon sooner than expected.
It’s coming back now that it looks like that he did not take the supplement that everybody thought he took, and we will see how this thing plays out.
I don’t even know if this is public. I don’t know if I can talk about it. Normally, I talk about anything, but when it comes to medical stuff you can’t do it, but it’s looking like Jon Jones did not do, take the drug that everybody thought he took.
It looks like it’s something else. So I’ll let this thing play out, and that if that’s true and that’s what USADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission says happened, it could look good for Jon Jones.
Although Jones did still fail to disclose all his supplements to USADA, and that may still have consequences.
White added on the The Jim Rome Show:
He definitely didn’t get a bum rap. But it wasn’t what, it wasn’t what — the substance that he was on, is a pill that you take when you’re coming down off of steroids, but this thing is apparently in other things Jon took, something else.
Where he doesn’t come off clean is you have to tell USADA everything that you put in your body leading up to the fight and he did not.
So he’s still in the shit and will face sanctions, but it appears not to the same extent he was this time last week.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.