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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Jon Jones' Attorney Says His Failed Drug Test Was Due To Tainted Supplements

Jon Jones' attorney spoke on Sirius XM Rush and revealed that his failed drug test was the result of tainted supplements.  The supplements were tested by Jones' team and USADA and were found to have the two banned substances he was popped for.  Neither of the banned substances were listed on the product's label.

Good news for Jones although he's still expected to serve some sort of suspension, via FOX Sports:

"We've been able to establish the source of the prohibited substances," Jacobs told Sirius XM recently. "It came from a product that Jon took that was not labeled with either of these substances. We had it tested, the product was contaminated with both of them.

"I know USADA also independently had the product tested — their testing confirms what we found. We then sent essentially the same pills that we had had tested to be tested by USADA's lab, which also found the same thing. So pretty much every time it's been tested, it's shown that the product is contaminated with both Clomiphene and Letrozole — the two substances (found in Jones' system)."

"It should definitely lead to a significant reduction, that's our position," Jacobs said. "The way the anti-doping rules, at least with the UFC program, are written, they mirror the World Anti-Doping Code to some extent.

"There are some differences but essentially in a case like this you can't argue that you have no fault if you take a supplement or product that's contaminated but you can argue that you're not significantly at fault, which gives you the ability to argue for a reduced sanction. So the sanction range under the UFC rules would be between a warning at a minimum and of course the maximum is at a year."

Jones' hearing on the matter with USADA is scheduled for October 31.  We'll all be on the look out for the outcome of that.  Hopefully Jones is back in the Octagon sooner rather than later.