The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) are all handling the drug testing for the event, but it’s the NSAC that says that Jones’ pre-fight drug tests results will get revealed before UFC 235.
“We will be releasing the Jon Jones tests, but we will not do that until sometime very, very close to the night of the fight,” NSAC Chairman Anthony A. Marnell III said during the NSAC month meeting (via MMA Junkie). “So if you could stop requesting that data from the executive director, it would be helpful because it’s not going to come out until we’re ready to send it out and have all of that properly put together – but it will be published before the fight.”
Jones has failed a series of drug tests before, most notably before UFC 200 and in-line with UFC 214, while there were abnormal findings in tests conducted before UFC 232.
The light heavyweight champion says that he has been tested twice a week leading into the fight, which the fighter has no qualms about.
“Every week, maybe twice a week, someone is at my house taking blood and urine,” Jones told MMA Junkie. “I’m OK with it. I’ve got nothing to hide. I’m excited to learn about what’s in my body.”
UFC 235 takes place on Saturday, March 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Jon Jones and Anthony Smith headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.