On Tuesday, TMZ reported that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had failed a drug test which was administered one day before his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. He tested positive for a substance known as Turinabol, which is an anabolic steroid.
In response, UFC president Dana White held a media scrum to field questions about Jones’ drug test failure, saying that the failure might end his career, as he’ll probably be suspended for at least two years, and possibly four.
“If this ends up and he ends up getting two- or three-[year suspension]– that might be the end of his career. Talk about his legacy, that’s probably the end of his career. He might [come back]but it’s tough. How old is Jon now, 30? 33-34, trying to make a comeback again, and you look at what could have been, what he could have done, it’s sad.”
The UFC president also said that they were trying to set up a super fight between Jones and UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, but that’s obviously not going to happen now.
“We were talking about Jones fighting at heavyweight. Probably [against Stipe in Detroit].”
You can check out the entire media scrum below: