MENU
#UFC Fight Night 123 #Brian Ortega #Cub Swanson #Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux #UFC 218 #GLORY Redemption #Rico Verhoeven #Marlon Moraes #Aljamain Sterling #Francis Ngannou #Gabriel Benitez #Jason Knight #Alistair Overeem #Max Holloway


Fake news is one of the hottest terms in the media landscape. There’s good reason for that.

It seems anything anyone says or does can be twisted to fit the storyline being proposed by whatever outlet is publishing it. That goes for MMA just as much as it does for the big boys at CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC.

Jeff Novitsky, the UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance, recently became the victim of fake news following an appearance on Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer’s podcast. 

Novitsky was asked about former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones‘ latest anti-doping case. 

Jeff Novitzky over Jon JonesFollowing his victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, Jones was notified that he had tested positive for the steroid Turinabol in a sample collected on July 28, the day prior to the fight. He was provisionally suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The UFC stripped the title from Jones and returned it to Cormier. 

Jones is currently in the midst of the adjudication of his case, claiming that he was unaware of where the Turinabol came from and trying to prove his innocence.

In his appearance on Buffer’s podcast, Novitsky explained the circumstances of the case and mentioned that the facts as he knew them seemed to lead toward the idea that Jones might have unknowingly ingested Turinabol, but he was far removed from declaring Jones’ innocence or proclaiming that he was likely to receive no punishment, as several reports proclaimed.

Novitsky released a statement via MMAFighting on Wednesday, debunking the fake news claims.

“The  headline and corresponding article took excerpts from an interview I did last week, where I was asked about the status of Jon Jones’ pending case,” Novitzky wrote in the statement. “I indicated that Jon’s camp, the UFC and USADA were all working hard and together to determine the source of the prohibited substance in Jon’s system. That is still the case.

“I stated that this is often a lengthy process that can take up to several months to complete, but that possible sanctions based on the findings of a completed case ranged from a multi-year suspension, to a minimal, or no-fault sanction, if an unavoidable ingestion of the prohibited substance was determined.”

Jones has a prior sanction from USADA, making it doubly difficult for him to escape this case without additional punishment. But it is likely to be several months before there is a definitive outcome to his case.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Jon Jones Fights

  • a year ago
  • 17615 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Commissioner Claims UFC Pulled Conor McGregor from Year-End Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 261 views

Though Conor McGregor has never appeared close to a done deal for UFC 219, he has allegedly been pulled for jumping in the cage in Dublin. read news >>

Nate Diaz Claims He Turned Down UFC Offer to Fight for the Title "In Any Weight Class" | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 92 views

Nate Diaz wants the right opportunity to come along if he's going to fight in the UFC again but that doesn't mean competing for a title. Diaz took to Twitter on Friday where he claims that the UFC re read news >>

Marlon Moraes and Aljamain Sterling Taking Aim at Title Shot (UFC Fresno Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

(Courtesy of UFC) Marlon Moraes meets Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night Fresno on Saturday in a pivotal bantamweight fight. The winner of their bout quickly escalates into the thick of the bantamw read news >>

Brian Ortega: 'This is My Time' (UFC Fresno Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 5 views

Brian Ortega is prepared for a war when he takes on No. 4 ranked Cub Swanson in the UFC Fight Night 123 main event on Saturday. read news >>

Tyron Woodley Doesn't Think Conor McGregor Will Ever Fight Again | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 14 views

Tyron Woodley believes that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor will never defend a UFC title... or even fight again. read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Vacates; Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold for Undisputed Title at UFC 221 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 176 views

Georges St-Pierre is no longer the UFC middleweight champion. On Thursday, St-Pierre officially surrendered his title to focus on his health after being diagnosed with colitis just recently and the U read news >>

Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega Gets Green Light at UFC Fight Night 123 Weigh-in | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 38 views

Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega are set to make their cases for a shot at featherweight champion Max Holloway following the UFC Fight Night 123 weigh-in. read news >>

Sabah Homasi Doesn't Want Herb Dean to Referee His Next Fight, Plans to Appeal UFC 218 Loss | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 11 views

Sabah Homasi is currently preparing for a second fight against Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC 219 thanks to a poor stoppage in their first matchup this past weekend in Detroit. Alhassan caught Homasi wi read news >>

UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega Weigh-in Face-Offs Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 7 views

(Courtesy of UFC) Check out the official weigh-ins for all the fighters competing at UFC Fight Night Fresno: Swanson vs Ortega from Friday morning in Fresno, Calif. TRENDING > Conor McGregor: "I Have read news >>

Boxing-Related Death of UFC Vet Leads Edmonton to Ban Combat Sports | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 148 views

The boxing-related death of UFC veteran Tim Hague has led the Edmonton City Council to a moratorium on combat sports. read news >>