NSAC: Jon Jones positive for 2 estrogen blockers

MONDAY JULY 18, 2016 Today The Nevada State Athletic Commission extended a temporary suspension for Jon Jones and they revealed two banned substances that Jones tested positive. The Nevada district attorney’s office told the NSAC of a potential hearing date sometime either in September or October.

As we all know Jones who was pulled from a light heavyweight championship fight against Daniel Cormier three days before UFC 200. Three days before the July 9 event, the “A” sample of his test came back positive for a banned substance. The result was confirmed when the “B” sample of Jones’ urine specimen was tested.

According to the NSAC an out-of-competition sample provided by Jones on June 16 tested positive. Jones is facing a two-year suspension under the policies of UFC’s drug program and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Below are the 2 estrogen blockers he tested positive for.

Clomiphene:

  • Listed as an anti-estrogenic substance on the banned list

Letrozole:

  • Aromatase inhibitor (which work to prevent the synthesis of androgens such as testosterone into estrogen)

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