U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones tests positive for a banned steroid

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones tests positive for a banned steroid

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has tested positive for a banned steroid, which could lead to him being stripped of his belt and banned from fighting for as many as four years.

“It’s brutal. It’s unbelievable,” UFC President Dana White told reporters in a news conference after his organization announced Tuesday that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency collected a positive sample following Jones’ July 28 weigh-in, the day before his third-round stoppage of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 at Honda Center.

“If this holds up, and he ends up getting two, three [years], it’s probably the end of his career.”

The 30-year-old Jones (23-1) regained the light-heavyweight belt by landing...

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