Jon Jones, who is still the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, passed a post-fight blood test just 24 hours after failing a urine test for an anabolic steroid.
It’s important to note that USADA blood screenings do not test for Turinabol, which is the drug that Jones tested positive for.
In addition to that, Jones passed two out-of-competition USADA tests on July 6 and July 7.
On Friday, a USADA spokesman said the following regarding Jones passing a blood screening on the night of UFC 214.
“Given that Mr. Jones’ agent has publicly commented on this case, we can confirm Mr. Jones provided a urine and blood sample on July 6th and an additional urine sample on the 7th — all of which were reported negative. On July 28th, his urine sample tested positive for turinabol — as confirmed previously — then after the fight he provided a blood sample that was reported negative.
“The prohibited anabolic steroid turinabol is only tested for in urine screens and not in blood tests. Urine and blood screens are complimentary to each other and don’t analyze for the same substances. Importantly, Mr. Jones is innocent unless and until the established process determines otherwise. It’s only fair to let due process occur before jumping to any conclusions.”