Jon Jones Passed All Of His Post UFC 232 Drug Tests

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.”

Jon Jones Passed All Of His Post UFC 232 Drug Tests

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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.

Daniel Cormier Is Giving Up His UFC Light Heavyeight Title

A wild week for the UFC simply acquired crazier with the announcement that Daniel Cormier can be giving up his UFC gentle heavyweight title, in keeping with a particular report from ESPN. This means the winner Saturday gentle heavyweight bout between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson won’t be battling Cormier for the title.

“Today I’m going to relinquish the UFC gentle heavyweight title,” Cormier stated. “I’m not going to be stripped the belt that I’ve defended with my all for 3 and a half years. Being stripped a title suggests you have finished one thing flawed, and I have never.”

It’s been a tumultuous week for the UFC main as much as the Jones vs. Gustafsson combat. Jones examined optimistic for a similar drug that stripped him the title he gained towards Cormier again in 2017. This compelled the UFC to maneuver the combat from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. 

Daniel Cormier Is Giving Up His UFC Light Heavyeight Title

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Cormier has acknowledged previously that he plans to retire from combating in March when he turns 40 and that he doesn’t wish to combat Jones for a 3rd time, in keeping with Ariel Helwani  ESPN.

In his assertion to ESPN, Cormier additionally stated:

Cormier’s determination will certainly make issues fascinating come Saturday when Jones and Gustafsson lastly have their rematch.