MMA community reacts to atypical Jon Jones drug test

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A recent Jon Jones drug test has detected trace amounts of turinabol, the same banned substance the former champion tested positive for after his UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier.

This wild twist has forced the UFC to move the upcoming UFC 232 card, where Jon Jones was expected to rematch Alexander Gustafsson, from Las Vegas to The Forum in Inglewood, California. The card will still occur on December 29 as initially planned. Jones and Gustafsson’s fight will also go ahead as planned in this new California setting.

To be clear, this does not mean Jon Jones failed a drug test. The UFC opted to move the card because the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who would have overseen the card if it had stayed in Las Vegas, did not have time to properly investigate this situation.  (click here for a more extensive report on this story).

Whatever the case, it should come as no surprise that the MMA community had plenty to say about this dramatic turn of events.

Here are some of the first reactions to this crazy Jon Jones situation.

Stay tuned for further updates on this unfortunate situation as they emerge.

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/23/2018.