DC not impressed with Jones’ successful polygraph test
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for metabolites from the steroid Turinabol in a test administered on July 28. The next day he defeated then champion Daniel Cormier.
Turinabol has a half-life of 16 hours, meaning it disappears from the athlete’s system within a day. However, it’s no secret that the turinabol metabolite M3 that Jones tested for can be detected for 45 to 60 days, or more. Jones passed tests for Turinabol and its metabolites on July 6 and July 7. So Turinabol entered Jones’ system between July 8 and July 28. However, given the window for Turinabol metabolites, you wouldn’t take the PED knowing you were going be tested at the end of the month – given that this is Jones second infraction, it’s professional suicide.
So the failure doesn’t make sense. In an attempt to clear his name, independently of the UFC or USADA, sources tell Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting that Jones took a polygraph conducted by the PGP Polygraph & Interviewing Service in Albuquerque, N.M. on Dec. 7, and passed.
However, Cormier was not impressed when asked on Wednesday about the lie detector test after a media workout at Reebok’s Boston headquarters.
“Jon Jones took a polygraph test to prove his innocence,” said Cormier as transcribed by MMAjunkie. “Now, I’m gonna say this: Ted Bundy passed a polygraph test. Ted Bundy passed a polygraph test, and then killed the f***ing guy that was giving it to him! Bye, guys.”
And Tommy Tommy Toe Hold obtained footage of the actual polygraph!
Jones was provisionally suspended in August, but has yet to be punished by USADA or the California State Athletic Commission. He has a hearing before CSAC at the commission’s first meeting of 2018 which will be February or early March.
Daniel Cormier defends his title vs. Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of UFC 220 on Saturday night.