UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is no stranger to controversy. Ahead of his most recent fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232, Jones failed a drug test which resulted in the Ultimate Fighting Championship relocating its event from Las Vegas to Inglewood, California.
But while Jones tested positive for a steroid metabolite, he will reportedly not be punished.
California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster addressed the situation in a recent talk with Bleacher Report.
“I spoke with the scientists,” Foster said. “They stand by their original statement. Nothing has changed. We’ve already punished Jon Jones for the M3 metabolite, which is a long-term metabolite. There’s no grounds to charge somebody twice for the same violation.”
After the initial red flag, Jones passed multiple drug tests that showed the metabolite was no longer present in his bloodstream.
Let there be picograms no more.
UFC 232 Results
- Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson – to win light heavyweight title TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:02
- Amanda Nunes def. Cris Cyborg via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:51 – for women’s featherweight title
- Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 0:56
- Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Alex Volkanovski def. Chad Mendes via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:14
- Walt Harris def. Andrei Arlovski via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
- Megan Anderson def. Cat Zingano via TKO (eye injury) – Round 1, 1:01
- Petr Yan def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via TKO (corner stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
- Ryan Hall def. B.J. Penn via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 2:46
- Nathaniel Wood def. Andre Ewell via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:12
- Uriah Hall def. Bevon Lewis via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 1:32
- Curtis Millender def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Montel Jackson def. Brian Kelleher via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 1:40