UFC president Dana White, who is expected to speak with media members late Tuesday, shot down reports that Jones, 30, had been immediately stripped of his belt and that Cormier was reinstated as champion.
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.
Jon, his trainers, his nutritionists and his entire camp have worked tirelessly and meticulously the past 12 months to avoid this exact situation.
Jones (23-1) is just over one month removed from completing a one-year USADA suspension, which he received after testing positive for banned substances clomiphene and letrozol.
Jones is the only UFC champion ever to be stripped of his title for disciplinary reasons when a 2015 arrest for hit-and-run charges saw his personal life spiral out of control.
- Dana White: Jon Jones failed UFC 214 drug test; title not strippedESPN (blog)
- Jon Jones notified of potential doping violation in wake of UFC 214 title winMMAjunkie.com
- LOOK: Jon Jones should probably delete this UFC 214 tweet after his positive testCBSSports.com
- Jon Jones Tests Positive For Steroids, Could Have UFC Title StrippedNESN.com
- UFC champion Jon Jones tested positive for steroids during UFC 214Business Insider
- Jon Jones is stripped of his UFC light-heavyweight belt after testing positive ...Los Angeles Times
- Jon Jones flagged for second potential doping violationFanRag Sports (blog)
- Reports: Jon Jones Fails Yet Another Doping TestDeadspin
- Jon Jones failed drug test before UFC 214, stripped of titleINFORUM