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Current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has failed a steroid test, it has emerged, with the news breaking late Tuesday night

In news that won’t surprise anyone following his storied and troubled career, reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid, with the test being administered on July 28th in regard to the UFC 214 main event championship bout

The UFC 214 fight was Jones’ first fight back since serving a one year suspensions for a previous test failure, for cocaine, and a second positive test could mean a four year suspension for the thirty year old which would obviously include stripping the champion of his title

Jones downed 205lbs champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 one day after the failed test on July 29th, defeating Cormier via third round TKO from strikes, becoming the first fighter to stop Cormier and also winning the light heavyweight title in the process

If Jones is stripped of the 205lbs title, it’s likely that top contenders like Cormier, Gustafsson and fast-rising Volkan Oezdemir would be in the picture in regard to crowning a new light heavyweight champion

It was expected that Jones would next defending his newly-won title against former challenger Alexander Gustafsson and sometime in 2018 face Brock Lesnar in a superfight, however those plans obviously now have to be shelved

By Matthew Singh-Dosanjh