Why was Jones allowed to fight?

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  1. new3this

    new3this White Belt

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    The test that showed he was positive for Cocaine (Jones does not dispute the validity of the test) was administered before the fight, on December 4th. Cocaine is a performance enhancing drug. It helps athletes train harder and it helps with cutting weight.

    Why was Jones allowed to fight?

    What was the point of the test, it the fight was allowed to happen after the result?
     
  2. ThePewp

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    Jones has affluence and wealth, so he plays by different rules.

    Did the UFC declare some kind of new policy about Drug Testing around December 4th, by the way...?
     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-c...into-a-drug-treatment-facility-214520325.html

    But in a random drug test given to him on Dec. 4 by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Jones tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine.

    The Nevada commission follows the World Anti-Doping Agency code and benzoylecgonine is not banned out-of-competition. As a result, the commission was unable to penalize Jones or prevent him from fighting despite knowing of the positive test.

    It conducted a follow-up test later in December that Jones passed. Yahoo Sports was unable to get the exact date of the second test that Jones passed.


    They tested Jones a second time in Dec. he passed.
     
  4. COTUR1@43

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    Learn to read.
     
  6. FlexingTiger

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    They say its the main metabolite in cocaine but are they sure its from cocaine though? Could be a new way to cheat! Jones might be doing some cheaty cheaty sneaky sneaky.
     
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    It should definitely fall under the personal conduct policy.
     
  9. SkyValley

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    they need to change the rules up so any performance enhancing drug used during training camp should penalize the fighter using it. It's not fair one fighter is trying to cut weight and train honestly while another fighter gets an unfair advantage to be able to train harder and cut weight more easily
     

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