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Reports: Jon Jones' 'B' sample confirms failed drug test

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- The failed drug test sample from Endicott-native and professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jon Jones has reportedly been confirmed.

Late Tuesday night, a spokesperson for the United States Anti-Doping Agency released a statement saying that Jones' 'B' sample from a drug test related to his July 28 UFC Light Heavyweight Championship fight against Daniel Cormier confirmed the positive result from his 'A' sample.

Related: Endicott native Jon Jones fails drug test for second time in UFC career

The spokesperson went on to say, "due process should occur before drawing any conclusions about this matter."

Jeff Novitzky, the UFC's vice president of athlete health and performance, also expressed a desire for due process by saying, "Everybody wants the same thing, to figure out how this happened. Please, before anyone jumps to conclusions about Jon, let this process play out."

The failed drug test is the second of Jones' career. The first came in July 2016 just days before a championship fight, also against Daniel Cormier.

Per the UFC's anti-doping program, Jones could face a maximum suspension of four years, as this is his second offense.

Jones does have the right to appeal.

As of the writing of this article, Jones has not been stripped of his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

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