USADA Statement on Jon Jones Sample and UFC Anti-Doping Policy

UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 will take place on December 29, 2018 at The Forum Inglewood, California. The main card will air on pay-per-view and the televised prelims airs on FS1 while the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

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The event was scheduled to take place in Las Vegas Nevada. But in turn of events, the UFC will be moved to Los Angels. The reason is that Jon Jones drug sample has ‘Atypical’ Findings and you can read more HERE.

USADA released the following statement to FightBook MMA.

“USADA informed the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Thursday that a urine sample collected by USADA from Jon Jones in an out-of-competition test session on December 9, 2018 was reported Thursday by the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City to contain an extremely low level of 4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol (M3), a metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), or another chlorine-substituted anabolic steroid.

This is the same substance that was detected in Jones’ positive test from July 28, 2017 and for which he received a 15-month sanction from an independent arbitrator under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. After examining the scientific literature on this substance and the extensive testing history on Jones and consulting with leading scientific experts, USADA has concluded that the extremely low level of DHCMT in Mr. Jones’ December 9, 2018 sample is consistent with residual amounts from his prior exposure for which he was previously sanctioned. USADA has also concluded that consistent with the prior finding by the independent arbitrator, at these extremely low levels, Jones obtained no performance enhancement from this level. The level reported was at approximately 60 pg/mL and there was no parent drug or other metabolites of the drug in his sample. As a result of these findings, USADA has determined that Mr. Jones is not facing a violation per the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.

As always, sanctioning bodies for each hosting state have jurisdiction over fighter participation and – taking all facts into account – are able to come to their own conclusions under their rules. We are confident after consideration of all the evidence and based on science that the resolution of this result under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy is consistent with USADA’s mandate and in the interests of justice.”

1 thought on “USADA Statement on Jon Jones Sample and UFC Anti-Doping Policy

  1. Jones gonna fuck Alex up. And clearly this statement says not enough to enhance his performance so it’s not a failed drug test. Haters gonna hate #teambones #andneverlost #andnew

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