UFC 235: NSAC Statement on Jon Jones’ Drug Test Results
February 28 Statement From the Nevada State Athletic Commission
On January 29, 2019, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) ordered professional mixed martial artist Jon Jones be subjected to random drug testing for prohibited substances. Mr. Jones has been cooperative with the NSAC and has submitted to multiple drug tests conducted by the NSAC, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Mr. Jones’ samples were analyzed by the Sports Medicine and Research Laboratory (SMRTL) who provided the NSAC with investigative reports containing the following findings:
Dr. Daniel Eichner, President and Laboratory Director of SMRTL, reviewed the above investigative reports and determined that they show no evidence that dehydrocholormethyltestosterone (DHCMT) has been re-administered. Dr. Eichner further provided that there is no scientific or medical evidence that the athlete (Jones) would have an unfair advantage leading up to, or for, his contest scheduled on March 2, 2019.
The above analytical findings are consistent with the NSAC’s January 29, 2019 order to issue Mr. Jones a single fight license and, as such, the findings will not preclude him from competing on March 2, 2019. Mr. Jones will continue to be subject to random drug testing and monitoring so as to assure his continued compliance.