Jones's fight ruled no-contest after B Sample tests positive

Will Jon Jones be eligible to compete in the UFC in the near future? It all depends on his B-sample. More

CSAC officials formally made the change on Wednesday, one day after receiving the results of Jones' "B" sample from a failed drug test on July 28. A spokesperson for the United States Anti Doping Agency said Jones has been informed.

Jon Jones has twice been stripped of UFC light heavyweight titles before - once after hitting a pregnant woman with his auto and fleeing the scene in 2015, then again previous year after testing positive for performance enhancing substances prior to UFC 200. Jones is now 23-1 (with that no-contest surely incoming from the Nevada State Athletic Commission), with his only loss stemming from a disqualification due to poor refereeing as Jones rained elbows down upon Matt Hamill's face in 2009.

As to what Jones might be facing now, it's likely Jones will get another suspension from USADA, which could impose a maximum of four years on him for this second offense, ESPN reports. Bisping though, says things are not looking good for Jones.

In the world of anti-doping, it's extremely rare for a "B" sample to come back different than the initial result.

Now, he will have to wait for a ruling from the CSAC and USADA to see when he will be able to return to action.

The UFC has not officially commented on stripping Jones of the belt, but previously did so in April 2015 after a hit-and-run incident.

Jones does have the right to appeal. The 30-year-old's failed test stemmed from a urine sample taken after the weigh-in. He did pass two tests on July 6 and July 7. Though Cormier had some success in the early portions of the fight, Jones ultimately succeeded on his mission to reclaim light heavyweight gold, bludgeoning Cormier with a third-round head-kick and polishing him off with a meteor shower of ground-and-pound. That blood test does not significantly aid Jones' case, however, as blood tests do not test for Turinabol. He remains the only champion ever stripped of a title because of disciplinary reasons.

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