NSAC Officials On Jon Jones Drug Tests: “We Will Not Release The Results Until Sometime Very, Very Close To The Night Of The Fight”
Jon Jones atypical drug test results before his UFC 232 fight against Alexander Gustafsson led to a huge fiasco. After NSAC denied granting him a license to fight, the whole event was moved from Las Vegas to Inglewood.
Jones was more than willing to prove his innocence, so he took part in both VADA and USADA testing process.
Last month, after a lengthy hearing, NSAC finally issued Jones a temporary one-fight license. But as a part of his deal, Jon Jones agreed to undergo the series of tests before his match against Anthony Smith, and he must continue following the same “testing routine process” for the rest of 2019 if he wants to fight in Nevada again.
But Jones’ pre-UFC 235 drug test results are not available for public yet! Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Anthony A. Marnell III stated on Monday that Jones’ test samples were collected, and confirmed the results would be available “prior to the fight night”. (h/t MMAJunkie)
“We will be releasing the Jon Jones tests, but we will not do that until sometime very, very close to the night of the fight,” Marnell said during the chairman’s report portion of Monday’s monthly commission meeting. “So if you could stop requesting that data from the executive director, it would be helpful because it’s not going to come out until we’re ready to send it out and have all of that properly put together – but it will be published before the fight.”
The current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend the title against dangerous striker Anthony “Lionheart” Smith this Saturday night (March 2, 2019) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Your thoughts on this?