There were many people scratching their heads when the reports of Jon Jones failing a USADA test came out. One of the people confused is California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) Executive Director, Andy Foster.
Foster told MMA Junkie that “This entire situation doesn’t make any sense to me. It just doesn’t”
Jones, who won the UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC 214 when he beat Daniel Cormier by 3rd round TKO. However, Jones tested positive for Turinabol during an In Competition test by USADA which was taken after the UFC 214 weight ins.
One of Jones teammates has said that Jones is being setup, and his manager Malki Kawa believed Jones might have taken a tainted supplement. The most confusing thing is Jones passed random drugs tests on July 6th and another one on July 7th but failed the test he knew was coming.
“None of this makes sense:, Foster says, “That’s why I think it’s very important that we vet this and look at all the available evidence before we jump to conclusions and hang this guy out to dry”.
Jones B sample will be tested by USADA. If the test comes back positive, Jones will face a hearing on October 17th. If Jones is suspended, it would be his second USADA suspension and could face a four-year suspension.