This story was updated at 4:50 EST due to an error.
According to the California State Athletic Commission (via ESPN’s Brett Okamoto), UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested clean on his various UFC 232 drug tests with no picograms of the turninabol metabolite present.
Okamoto said the information came from CSAC head Andy Foster, and the tests were from USADA and the CSAC. There was no mention of VADA testing which Jones has volunteered to be part of in the months ahead.
Jones, UFC, and USADA found themselves embroiled in controversy in late-December as the promotion moved UFC 232 to California from Las Vegas due to 60-80 picograms that was found in Jones’ system in December following two separate tests in August and September when they found 19 picograms both times. There was a question whether the Nevada Athletic Commission would license in time for the fight, so UFC simply moved the whole show.
UFC VP Jeff Novitsky said multiple independent experts said the picogram was present from Jones’ previous positive tests for turinabol, something he denied taking knowingly. He was suspended for 15 months by USADA after testing positive in 2017.
Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson via third round TKO on the show to regain the light heavyweight title.
Jones is set to defend that belt against Anthony Smith at March’s UFC 235 in Las Vegas if he can get licensed. That process is expected to kick off this month with Jones and the commission who said they want to speak with him about the picogram situation and everything surrounding the situation.