Jon Jones knocked out Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 to reclaim the light heavyweight title belt. However, it turns out that Jones had a positive drug test on the night of the fight.
TMZ first reported that Jones had tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid and that he could be suspended for up to four years.
The UFC released a statement confirming that Jones was being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.”
TMZ also reported that Jones has been stripped of his title, however, several other reports say there has not been a final decision on the status of the championship belt.
According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, Jones has “not yet stripped of UFC belt.” Also, according to Okamoto, White has also said the belt has not been stripped yet.
This would be the second time Jones has tested positive for steroids surrounding a UFC fight. In 2016, Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 card just three days before the event because of a failed drug test.