UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky has recently stated on an episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast that there is a possibility that Jon Jones may have not used an illegal substance intentionally knowing he’ll be tested.
“I’ve said this awhile now, it would not make a lot of sense for an individual, a UFC athlete who knew, especially a champion or contender like Jon Jones, who knew ‘Hey, I’m tested quite regularly in the program,’ would not make a lot of sense that (Turinabol) would be your drug of choice if you were intentionally trying to cheat.
USADA did another test on Jon after his positive test and he was negative. Who knows where it plays out, but certainly on the surface of things, I have said, with that type of information out there, it wouldn’t indicate intentional use.”
It’s also worth noting that Jones was tested a day before his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 218, according to LowkickMMA.