There was a lot controversy heading into the sunshine heavyweight championship combat between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson at UFC 232 a number of weekends in the past. Jones had failed a pre-fight drug check which made him ineligible to combat within the state Nevada. This compelled the UFC to maneuver the combat to California, which Jones finally received.
After the combat, Jones underwent extra assessments and so they all got here again clear, in line with ESPN. California State Athletic Commission government director Andy Foster defined that the assessments confirmed no hint the M3 metabolite that made Jones fail the check the primary time round.
“I can solely go by what the scientists have informed me,” Foster defined to ESPN. “And what this tells me is that on the evening the combat, and main as much as the combat, Jon Jones was not doping.”
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Jones had initially failed a drug check in 2017 for having the M3 metabolite current. Although, it was defined that Jones could be dwelling with remnants it in his system for seven years. For Jones, it simply goes to point out that the check from earlier than the combat should not have counted.
“They in all probability should not have even been introduced up,” Jones stated. “It’s such a small quantity that it has no impact. I believe the pressionals, whether or not it is USADA or the UFC, are realizing, ‘Jon is sort like a guinea pig on this state of affairs.’ I used to be nearly wronged on this state of affairs.”
The UFC has said that Jon Jones will defend his gentle heavyweight title at UFC 235 towards Anthony Smith on March 2nd.