UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has once again tested positive for steroid metabolite in his system. Jones was tested by Voluntary Anti-Doping agency on the weigh-in day and fight night.
Although the fight day had no traces of any metabolite in his system, but the test conducted on the day of the weigh-in i.e Friday, Dec. 28, 2019, Jones had 33 picograms of 4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol (M3) (or DHMCT) in his system.
However, Andy Foster has supported Jon Jones here and said that they are not going to take any action for the Turinabol metabolite found in his system.
In an interview to MMA on SiriusXM podcast hosted by Luke Thomas, CSAC executive Andy Foster and Thomas said that there is a lot about science that they know and don’t know to reasonably conclude the full situation here and to which the executive fully agreed with.
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“There is unequivable evidence based on the sheer number of tests from August that shows there is no doping involved. I mean…..Look, there have been so many tests from the time of August until now…That part is clear,” He said.
“Because of the absence of 14 or 15 other metabolites in the sample and the parent compound and one of those showed up. Some of those samples last short time, some last 7 days, some last up to 30 days, but needless to say that with the frequency of the test is how the scientist have been able to say that there has been no evidence of re-administration(intake of drugs),”
“So that’s the Cavier and how we get there (proof that Jones has not taken drugs) and proven with the length of the metabolite,” Foster said.
And since Jones has already served his time for his previous drugs violation and there’s no new evidence that suggests he has been doping and that’s the reason he will not be charged.
“If I tell him he can’t fight, I have got to charge him. What am I going to charge him with?” Foster said.