CSAC Overturns Jon Jones’ UFC 214 Triumph vs. Daniel Cormier to No Contest
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 13, 2017
The California State Athletic Commission has officially overturned
Jones’ UFC 214 victory against Daniel
Cormier to a no contest.
The news comes one day after
it was revealed that Jones’ “B” sample came back positive for
the steroid Turinabol. Multiple outlets have confirmed the CSAC
ruling following an
initial report from MMAFighting.com’s Marc Raimondi.
The UFC has not issued a public statement regarding the status of
the light heavyweight title. Cormier entered the bout as the
Jones defeated Cormier via technical knockout 3:01 into the third
round of their headlining bout at the Honda Center in Anaheim,
Calif., on July 29. However, the Jackson-Wink MMA product tested
positive for Turinabol in a urine test administered on July 28
after weigh-ins. Even after two positive samples, Jones is still
entitled to a complete adjudication process from USADA, and the UFC
could wait to strip the belt until that ruling is made.
Jones could be facing a four-year suspension as a second-time
offender. Prior to UFC 200, he tested positive for two estrogen
blockers and was pulled from a scheduled rematch with Cormier three
days before the event. He completed his one-year suspension for
that infraction earlier this summer.