Jon Jones is going to need to undergo additional drug testing with regard to his upcoming struggle this weekend.
The previous UFC light heavyweight champion signed up for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) drug testing application Monday. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) necessitated the extra testing in order to accept the struggle which was moved from vegas to Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday later Jones failed to receive licensing by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).
The news was first reported by ESPN, and was confirmed by MMA Struggling with CSAC executive officer Andy Foster right afterwards. Foster said Jones will soon be from the VADA application for between three and six months.
As stated by USADA, the UFC’s & anti-doping partner, an “exceptionally non ” amount of the illegal substance 4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5“-androst-13-en-3α-ol (M 3 ) was found in Jones’ platform out of an out-of-competition sample collected from early December. This was the exact same substance Jones tested positive for in July 2017 and USADA and CSAC, citing scientists, have said that it’SA long term metabolite and Jones has already been sanctioned for this kind of substance. The metabolite has no performance-enhancing qualities, Foster said, citing scientists and Dr. Daniel Eichner, the lab director at WADA-accredited SMRTL in Salt Lake City.
Jones will currently undergo testing from VADA and USADA for his rematch with Gustafsson on Saturday night in The Forum. The 31-year-old UFC celebrity is now the very first fighter to be registered in VADA and USADA testing at precisely the exact same moment.
The expense of the VADA testing will be covered by the $205,000 Jones was fined by CSAC for his failed drug evaluation in July 2017.
The thought of VADA testing Jones first arrived earlier this month in Jones’ licensing hearing with CSAC. Commissioner Martha Shen-Urquidez suggested that Jones enrol in VADA to fully clean his title as VADA, unlike USADA, has no fiscal relationship to the UFC. VADA does not adjudicate cases, the program simply goes results off to lifelong commissions.
Jones initially tested positive for the steroid metabolite with regard to UFC 2 14 in July 2017. He was suspended 15 months in his USADA case after facing four decades. USADA shortened the suspension to 18 months later Jones provided “substantial support,” or cooperation at still another circumstance, make it doping or offender. An arbitrator Richard McLaren further shortened the suspension to 15 monthsafter writing he did not believe Jones intentionally doped.