The UFC has confirmed that Jon Jones is being investigated for a failed drug test on the night of his UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier in which Jones reclaimed the light heavyweight title belt.
According to TMZ, Jones tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid and that he could be suspended for up to four years.
This would be the second time Jones has tested positive for steroids surrounding a UFC fight, following UFC 200 in 2016 in which he was pulled from the card just three days prior to the event. However, that is only part of the irony of his latest link to steroids.
Prior to UFC 214, Jones mocked Cormier on Twitter about previous steroid allegations, wondering aloud, “wonder what his excuse will be this time.”
“Daniel says the only reason I defeated him the first time is because I must have been on steroids,” Jones wrote on Twitter in July. “Wonder what his excuse will be this time.”
Ouch. As Darren Rovell of ESPN noted, that tweet did not age well.
Daniel says the only reason I defeated him the first time is because I must have been on steroids, wonder what his excuse will be this time pic.twitter.com/HMCFQBoBR4
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 21, 2017