Jon Jones’ positive test ‘doesn’t make any sense’ to CSAC director

Jon Jones’ positive drug test at UFC 214 has the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission scratching his head. Andy Foster spoke to MMAJunkie’sBen Fowlkes about Jones’ second failed drug test, and how the positive test is an interesting case.

“This entire situation doesn’t make any sense to me,” Foster told MMAJunkie, “It just doesn’t. We’ve got to figure this out because this is just crazy. We’re going to get to the bottom of it.”

“If you’re doing a steroid panel, then this drug is going to show up every time. The fact that it didn’t show up on (July 6 and 7) when he was tested before, that’s an indication that he was not on that drug at that time.”

Foster says that in order for Jones to test positive, he was either extremely careless, or intentionally tried to cheat. The confusing part of Jones’ situation is that he was able to pass random tests from USADA leading up to the fight. It was a scheduled pre-fight drug test the day before his fight against Daniel Cormier that he failed.

“I know he’s already been extremely careless once in his career … but none of this makes any sense. That’s why I think it’s very important that we vet this and look at all the available evidence before we jump to conclusions and hang this guy out to dry.”

Foster does point out that Jones’ “B” sample needs to be tested before any conclusions are drawn. If his “B” sample does come back positive, the CSAC would suspend Jones. If Jones appeals the suspension, a hearing would be held to hear Jones’ case.