The July 29 light heavyweight championship bout in Anaheim, California, has been overturned by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on Wednesday and changed to a no contest after Jones tested positive for the steroid Turinabol immediately after the fight's weigh-in.
The United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) confirmed the positive "B" sample in a statement. If the "B" sample does not also test positive, it casts doubt as to the legitimacy of the first test.
The failed drug test sample from Endicott-native and professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jon Jones has reportedly been confirmed.
As to what Jones might be facing now, it's likely Jones will get another suspension from USADA, which could impose a maximum of four years on him for this second offense, ESPN reports.
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From there, Jones and the larger MMA community endured several weeks of uncertainty, as other tests failed to confirm what his first failed test suggested.
He was pulled from all UFC rankings after testing positive for a banned substance three days before he was due to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.
Now, he will have to wait for a ruling from the CSAC and USADA to see when he will be able to return to action. Jeff Novitzky, UFC vice president of athlete health and performance, tells Yahoo Sports that the process is a long way from being over as Jones has a right to appeal. He did pass two tests on July 6 and July 7.
Daniel Cormier now has one less loss to Jon Jones on his record. He passed a blood test after the fight on July 29th, although Turinabol is tested through urine, not blood. If suspended, he could be 34 years old before his next fight, nearing the end of the prime of most fighters. Furthermore, if it is stripped, it is unclear as to whether or not Cormier will once again be crowned champion or whether the it will vacant.