Calm down, Jon Jones fans. It is going to be okay.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for a Turinabol metabolite again, but just like the last few positive tests, he will not be punished due to what experts believe to be a “pulsing” effect that can see the metabolites stick around for a very long time, according to MMAFighting.
Jones had 33 picograms of 4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol (M3) (or DHMCT) in his system, per the commission. The urine sample was collected from him on the day of weigh-ins, Dec. 28.
The traces of DHMCT were discovered in Jones’ system after his Dec. 29 victory over Alexander Gustafsson in Inglewood, California.
CSAC head Andy Foster has already stated they will not take disciplinary action against Jones, because it is not considered a new violation.
“I spoke with the scientists,” Foster said. “They stand by their original statement. Nothing has changed. We’ve already punished Jon Jones for the M3 metabolite, which is a long-term metabolite. There’s no grounds to charge somebody twice for the same violation.”
The UFC shockingly moved the entire UFC 232 card from Las Vegas to Inglewood, Calif., on less than a week’s notice when a long-term metabolite of Turinabol was discovered in his system.
Jones still has to appear before Nevada commissioners in Las Vegas in a bid to be licensed for a fight against Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena that is scheduled for March.