Though there was a mountain of controversy over Jon Jones heading into his UFC 232 primary event rematch with alexander-gustafsson, he appeared at the sunshine this week, at least on the medication testing front.
The UFC made the unprecedented decision to move UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles the week of this function because of strange findings stemming from Jones’s Dec. 9 medication evaluation. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials had indicated lingering residual metabolites of this substance for he had served a suspension originating from the contaminated supplement.
From the firestorm surrounding your choice, additionally, it came to light that not only had Jones tested positive for picograms (one second dimension ) of their metabolites in December, he had shown similar results in just two samples collected in overdue summer/early fall.
USADA and UFC officials cited multiple thirdparty experts that backed the thought that Jones hadn’t ingested any new consumption of Oral-Turinabol, the substance for which he had been flagged, that the outcome were quite rare, abnormal finding that has happened in other instances.
The California State Athletic Commission declared the movement to Los Angeles as it was intimately acquainted with Jones’s event and felt positive from the remarks of the experts. Still, Jones was necessary to do two separate drug tests on the nights UFC 232, as well as adapt to other pre-fight stipulations.
Jones touted departure the two UFC 232 fight night medication tests after having a tweet by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, who indicated Jones revealed no adverse results the night of this fight. CSAC executive manager Andy Foster confirmed as much to MMAWeekly.com.
“Finished my so-called kryptonite before the championship rounds. Absolutely no jet fuel was found in the murder scene; alexander-gustafsson, just wanted to make sure you saw this. Seemed like that was the one thing that you might focus on in our last fight,” Jones said in a Insta-gram post.
“Interested to know that the explanations of my next few victims. Just 51 more days ahead, are you going to be a witness? ”
The NSAC approved moving UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles so long as Jones consented to come before the commission in January to critique his medication evaluation results en route to him becoming licensed in their country.
As long as Jones continues to be accepted by this NSAC — which appears likely considering that his UFC 232 fight night results revealing no abnormal signs — he can headline UFC 235 on March 2 in nevada . Jones is expected to place the UFC light heavyweight championship on the line opposite Anthony Smith in the major event.