Jones was scheduled to re-match Alexander Gustafsson in the light heavy weight championship main event of UFC 232 next Saturday in Las Vegas, however news broke Sunday that the Nevada State Athletic Commission would not permit Jones to struggle after they detected a drug-testing abnormality in a urine sample collected on Dec. 9. A announcement from the usa Anti-Doping Agency noticed that the hint found is “in keeping with residual amounts from his former exposure for which he was previously sanctioned. ”
The 31-year-old was just recently awarded a temporary license by the California State Athletic Commission to compete again after the resolution of a 15-month suspension for another failed drug test. CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi who Jones has taken an examination in California as well as also the consequences have been negative, so his struggle with Gustafsson and the UFC 232 card have been transferred to Los Angeles this week.
Cormier has double fought Jones, losing a significant decision to him back at UFC 182 in January 2015 and then again losing to him UFC 214 in July 2017 via third-round KO. The latter result has since been overturned to a no contest after Jones tested positive for turinabol.
The reigning heavyweight winner (as well as the light heavyweight winner until Jones and Gustaffsson settle their business), Cormier took to Twitter to call out the USADA, UFC vice president of athlete health and operation Jeff Novitzky, Foster, and Jones’s repeated claim that the amount of the banned substance discovered within his final drug evaluation collapse “has been similar to carrying a pinch of salt and throwing it in an Olympic size swimming pool. ”
Cormier called the USADA, Novitzky, also Foster “joke” prior to giving his consent to this NSAC for denying Jones a permit to compete in Lasvegas.
After the story first made the rounds, Cormier had an Easy, one-sentence response: