Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones struck up some controversy when he failed yet another drug test in 2017. The fighter’s title earning victory over Daniel Cormier was overturned and Jones was once again stripped of his title.
With that in mind, the former title holder has now decided to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence.
News source MMA Fighting has the full story:
There’s a new chapter in the Jon Jones saga.
Last month, Jones took a polygraph test in hopes of proving he is telling the truth when he states he never knowingly took Turinabol, an anabolic steroid, or any other performance-enhancing substance prior to his UFC 214 fight against Daniel Cormier in Anaheim, Calif.
Jones passed the test, according to UFC sources.
The test was conducted by the PGP Polygraph & Interviewing Service in Albuquerque, N.M. on Dec. 7, sources say. Neither the UFC nor the United States Anti-Doping Agency asked Jones to take the test.
On Aug. 22, UFC announced that Jones, 30, had failed a drug test on July 28, a day before his third-round TKO win over Cormier. Since then, both Jones and his management team have repeatedly denied the fact that Jones knowingly took any banned substance prior to the fight and vowed to fight the failed test. As a result of the findings, the California State Athletic Commission overturned the fight to a no-contest and Cormier was awarded the light heavyweight title once again.
While Jones was initially provisionally suspended by USADA in August, he has yet to be handed an official punishment by the CSAC or USADA. His CSAC hearing is currently scheduled to take place next month.
In 2016, Jones tested positive for two banned substances, Letrozol and clomiphene, prior to UFC 200. He was suspended one year after arbitrators deemed he was negligent in taking a sexual-performance pill that caused him to test positive.
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