Breaking: Jon Jones was drug tested by USADA and the California State Athletic Commission on the night of UFC 232 on Dec. 29 and all tests have come back clean. No picograms of the M3 metabolite, which was the source of all the controversy and drama last month, were found.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 10, 2019
Fight fans can now breathe a partial sigh of a relief, as Jon Jones appears to have passed the drug tests issued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and California State Athletic Commission immediately after UFC 232.
According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN, who spoke with California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster, all of Jones’ tests from the night of the fight were clean. This includes clearing him of the "picogram" controversy, where metabolites of banned substance turinabol were found in his system leading up to the event.
However, as a condition for licensing Jones for the event, the CSAC made it mandatory for Jones to enroll in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, and those results have not come back yet.
UFC 232 took place on Dec. 29 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, and was headlined by the light heavyweight title fight between Jones and Gustafsson. Less than one week prior to the event, the promotion suddenly relocated the event from Las Vegas to California when tests came back showing Jones had trace amounts of turinabol in his system. As the Nevada State Athletic Commission could not properly evaluate the situation in time for the event, they would not have cleared him, so the UFC decided to take the show to California instead.