Jon Jones Issues Statement On Passed USADA Test & Shreds Alexander Gustafsson

Jon Jones Tests Come Back Clean, Shots Fired at Gustafsson

It has been officially reported that Jon Jones has passed his drug test by the USADA and the Californian Athletic Commission that was taken Dec. 29, following his victory over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232.

Jones faced much controversy last month leading up to UFC 232 that resulted in the event being moved across state to Los Angeles. When tested in the original location in Las Vegas, Jones’ results came back dirty, testing positive for an M3 metabolite of oral turinabol, a performance-enhancing drug that Jones had tested positive for several times in the past, and is currently banned by the UFC.

Due to conflicting schedules during the holiday season, the Nevada State Commision was not able to hold a hearing in time, thus resulting in the controversial decision to move UFC 232 to California under such short notice.

Jon Jones captured the title again at UFC 232

Jones Shreds Gus

The new results, taken right after his victory, have come back completely clean. Jones defeated Gustafsson in the third round by TKO. Considering the heavy criticism and controversy surrounding the original test and UFC 232’s last-minute move, Jones has snapped back at Gustafsson following the release of the test results.

On Jan. 10, Jones took to Instagram to express his thoughts towards Gustafsson, stating:

Finished my so-called kryptonite before the championship rounds. Absolutely no jet fuel found @alexthemauler just wanted to make sure you saw this. Seemed like that was the only thing you could focus on in our last fight. Interested to hear the excuses of my next few victims. Only 51 more days to go, will you be a witness? #UFC235 #AndStill

Jones tagged and called out Gustafsson on both Instagram and Twitter after sharing a tweet by Brett Okamoto, who released the news of the results.

Jones, 31, has had a long history with the USADA and testing controversy. Over the past few years he has faced multiple penalties due to the results of his drug tests, such as in 2016 leading up to his championship bout against UFC Heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, as well for the scheduled rematch in 2017, in which Jones tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug, oral turinabol, also found in his recent test in Nevada last month.

Due to his history with testing, the USADA and UFC must act accordingly when it comes to Jones fights, especially championship bouts. However, despite all of this controversy, Jon Jones still maintains his record of 23-1-0 and has yet to be truly defeated in the cage.

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