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Jon Jones doping case: What we know so far

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Jon Jones doping case: What we know so far

Jon Jones’ current fight is taking place inside laboratories and administrative buildings.

MMA’s pound-for-pound king tested positive for two banned substance before UFC 200 and was pulled from the card just three days before his main event title fight against Daniel Cormier was supposed to go off. Now, Jones will have to go through the appeal process with both USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, and the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).

On Monday, the NAC released the names of the two substances found in Jones’ system in the June 16 sample collected by USADA: hydroxy-clomiphene (or Clomid) and Letrozole. Both are estrogen blockers.

Jones, who turns 29 on Tuesday, responded on Twitter by continuing to deny being a cheater. Jones tweeted that he was having products sent to a lab to be tested, presumably in an attempt to clear his name. Jones also wrote this situation could have been “prevented” and he was a victim of his own ignorance. It appears that “Bones” and his team will claim that the longtime champion ingested a tainted supplement, which led to the positive test.

I’ll disclose to the public when I find out, already sent products to a lab. I have nothing to hide https://t.co/yHjtiDPlEq

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 18, 2016

Not trying 2 come across as a victim if anything Im a victim of my own ignorance & yes this could’ve been prevented https://t.co/bM0FTB5A9B

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 18, 2016

The drug clomiphene is used medically to treat infertility in women. So why would it be found in an athlete? Well, the agent quells estrogen, while stimulating testosterone production. Doctors have prescribed it for hypogonadism (clinically low testosterone) in men, much like the much-maligned testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

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