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Dana White: Jon Jones may not have taken banned drug

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In an interview today with the nationally syndicated Jim Rome Show, UFC president Dana White gave credence to Jon Jones' claims Monday that good news could lead to him returning to the Octagon sooner than anticipated.

White told Rome, "It's coming back now that it looks like he did not take the supplement everyone thought he took." 

On June 16th, Jones failed a test for clomiphene, an estrogen blocker commonly used for steroid users coming off of cycles. The test was taken in advance of his scheduled UFC 200 light heavyweight title unification fight at UFC 200 with champion Daniel Cormier.

White later said in the interview, "We'll let this thing play out. If that's true, and that's what USADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission say happened, it could look good for Jon Jones."

White added, "Where he doesn't come off clean is you have to tell USADA everything that you put into your body leading up to the fight and he did not."

Jones has yet to have a hearing with the NSAC following his failed test. If he did take a banned substance, he would've been subject to a two-year suspension.

In the interview, White talked at length about Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II and McGregor's future-post UFC 202.