The USADA confirmed a recent report that former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones passed his post UFC-214 drug test, despite the breaking news that he was stripped of his title due to failing urine version of the test. Danielle Eurich, who is the spokesperson for the USADA, released a statement to MMAJunkie.com on the subject.
Here’s the statement:
“It’s only fair to let due process occur before jumping to any conclusions. Given that Mr. Jones’ agent has publicly commented on this case, we can confirm Mr. Jones provided a urine and blood sample on July 6th and an additional urine sample on the 7th; all of which were reported negative. On July 28th, his urine sample tested positive for turinabol, as confirmed previously, then after the fight he provided a blood sample that was reported negative. The prohibited anabolic steroid turinabol is only tested for in urine screens and not in blood tests. Urine and blood screens are complimentary to each other and don’t analyze for the same substances. Importantly, Mr. Jones is innocent unless and until the established process determines otherwise.