Jones, who has a history with failing drug tests, passed the fight day drug tests administered by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
Okamoto also reports that no picograms of the M3 metabolite, which caused a lot of the drama surrounding the event, were found in Jones’ tests either. The UFC did move UFC 232 from Las Vegas, Nevada to Inglewood, California after the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) found an abnormality in Jones’ drug tests.
This news is good for Jones, who is expected to defend the gold against Anthony Smith this coming March in the main event of UFC 235. The NSAC is whats standing between Jones and UFC 235, as the commission need to approve Jones for a license to fight in the state of Nevada before the title bout can be made official.
A short time after the news broke, a clean Jones would take to Instagram to comment on the matter:
Finished my so-called kryptonite before the championship rounds. Absolutely no jet fuel was found on the murder scene @alexthemauler just wanted to make sure you saw this. Seemed like that was the only thing you could focus on in our last fight. Interested to hear the excuses of my next few victims. Only 51 more days to go, will you be a witness? #UFC235 #AndStill