The entire ordeal lurks following having a drug test administered on Dec. 9 by USADA (usa Anti-Doping Agency) came straight back having adverse results revealing trace quantities of Turinabol in Jones’ strategy.
That’s the exact same medication seen in Jones’ testing sample past July after his triumph over Daniel Cormier.
USADA later released a statement stating the trace quantities of Turinabol in Jones’ strategy might simply be caused with a residual effect from the original introduction of this medication into his own body again back in 2017. As a result of the truth, USADA didn’t consider this a doping violation and Jones won’t be sanctioned because of this.
Alas , the Nevada State Athletic Commission didn’t even feel comfortable allowing the fight to remain in vegas without needing enough time to investigate the circumstance. The UFC then wound up moving the entire card into California since the commission there’d only lately re-licensed Jones in a hearing and so were comfortable with the history of his analyzing case as well as the new results after reviewing the findings out of USADA.
So Jones will still fight alexandergustafsson in the most important event at UFC 232 but sadly many fans have been overlooked in the cold after purchasing tickets, flights and hotels to travel to vegas in only a few days for the show.
“” I only wanted to take some time out to apologize to the fans for that which is going on,” Jones said in a message released on Insta-gram. “This is a situation that is wholly out of my control but I will still manup and apologize for this happening. I realize there’s a lot of individuals who dropped on this circumstance. People originated in Sweden, people came from Brazil, additional fighters, so ” I feel you guys’ pity. Major shout to us all.
“Spent tears now cause I could feel the frustration of those fans. I’m planning to get what I can to ensure it is right for some of you guys. I’t already taken care of several flights and a few tickets for people. I only wanted to make sure you guys that is not just a mistake I left, completely outside of my control, but I do feel you guys’ pain and I’m very sorry. Love you guys and God bless you guys and I guess I’ll see some of you guys in California. ”
Even the UFC will issue refunds for the tickets purchased in vegas but that doesn’t even help the fans who might possibly be outside hundreds if not thousands of dollars in travel expenses for flights or hotels which can be nonrefundable.
Still, UFC 232 is continue with Jones vs. Gustafsson as the headliner with new tickets for the card at The Forum going available on Wednesday.