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Reports: UFC’s Jon Jones tested positive for steroids, expected to be stripped of title

By in Press Enterprise on August 23, 2017

By James Williams

Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids in his UFC light heavyweight title victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, according to TMZ Sports and ESPN.

As a result, the UFC is expected to strip Jones of the title.

CONFIRMED with Dana White: Jon Jones failed drug test at UFC 214. Per White, he hasn’t been formally stripped of title yet. Wow.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 23, 2017

It will be the second time Jones failed a drug test with the UFC. He tested positive for a banned substance before his UFC 200 fight against Cormier in 2016 and the fight never happened. He was given a 1-year ban as a result.

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Following the win over Cormier at UFC 214, Jones had called out Brock Lesnar of the WWE, who is facing a suspension after a positive test from his last UFC fight against Mark Hunt.

REACTIONS:

WHY JON JONES?? WHY??

— Colt (@Douillard382) August 23, 2017

BREAKING: After a failed Jon Jones drug test at UFC 214, Daniel Cormier is the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. pic.twitter.com/SAtBJSbH0M

— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 23, 2017

MANNNNNN i was hyped for Jon Jones to come back too

— JAP ESCOBAR (@Yakxza) August 23, 2017

Jon Jones…you were saying? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/ib9Otlw0Z0

— theScore (@theScore) August 23, 2017

Can Jon Jones ever stay clean smh

— Ibrahim Allan (@ibeallan94) August 23, 2017

Jon Jones… Why man? 😣

— Osbaldo […]    

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