We’ve got more news for you, fight fans! And it has nothing to do with WWE this time. Instead, this has to do with Jon Jones, and unknowingly taking a steroid ahead of UFC 214. According to Ariel Helwani, Jones would take and pass a polygraph test in an attempt to prove he didn’t knowingly take said steroid.
As of this moment, Jones has not received his punishment from the USADA. Instead, he’s on a mission to clear his name. But, how legitimate is this?
“The test was conducted by the PGP Polygraph & Interviewing Service in Albuquerque, N.M. on Dec. 7, sources say. Neither the UFC nor the United States Anti-Doping Agency asked Jones to take the test.”
The two-time light heavyweight champion tested positive one day before his third-round TKO victory over Daniel Cormier. But this isn’t the first time he would test positive for a banned substance.
“In 2016, Jones tested positive for two banned substances, Letrozol and clomiphene, prior toA�UFC 200. He was suspended one year after arbitrators deemed he was negligent in taking a sexual-performance pill that caused him to test positive.”
The 30-year-old is an all-time great. Or at least, he could have been. However, constant troubles outside of the octagon brings us to this moment. So does this polygraph test really change anything? It’s not difficult to be skeptical.
But Jon Jones is on a quest. And he’s not going to stop until he clears his name.