Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ B-Sample, stemming form a random drug test on June 16, has also come back positive.

United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) confirmed the news Friday.

This news comes just two days after Jones was pulled form his scheduled main event title fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 this weekend. Cormier is now slated to face Anderson Silva in a three round non-title fight.

Only a day later, Jones and his agent met with reporters and vehemently denied taking any banned substances while stressing they were waiting for the results of the B-sample.A

As a result of this positive test, the man known known as “Bones” is now facing a potential two-year suspension from USADA as well as discipline from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NSAC).

This is not the first time Jones has been been tied to a drug scandal in the UFC. In January 2015 all hell broke loose in Jones’ life after it was made public his pre-fight drug test results ahead of UFC 182 revealed he had tested positive for cocaine. However, since the Nevada State Athletic Commission follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, Jones was not suspended due to the fact the fact cocaine is not considered a banned out-of-competition substance.

He was later stripped of his light heavyweight title and removed from his scheduled title fight at UFC 187 following his role in a hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque.

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