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Ovince Saint Preux's message to Jon Jones: 'Just tell the world the truth'

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On Monday, the Nevada Athletic Commission revealed the banned substances for which former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive in a USADA test.

Jones popped for hydroxy-clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic agent, and letrozole metabolite, an aromatase inhibitor, in an out-of-competition test administered on June 18, which caused him to be pulled from his scheduled UFC 200 main event against Daniel Cormier.

And while Jones steadfastly maintains his innocence, at least one of Jones' former opponents isn't buying it.

Ovince Saint Preux fought Jones as a replacement for an injured Cormier at UFC 196 and went the distance, suffering a broken arm in the process, before losing a unanimous decision.

In a text sent to's Ariel Helwani on Monday, Saint Preux wondered aloud what how Jones' test result might reflect on his previous fights.

"On June 18th, Jon Jones was caught taking Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) drugs," OSP said. "This means he was on some form of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDS) before this date. The only real questions are: When did he start taking them? Was it before his fight with me or after? "

Saint Preux clearly doesn't believe Jones is telling the truth, and he urged his former opponent to come clean.

"There are not many people who can answer this question, but Jon Jones is one of them. So, I am asking: When did you start taking PEDS Jon? I wanted to fight the best fighter in the world, but I did not sign up to fight a cheater. So, be a stand up person, tell us all the truth.  We all know you were on PEDS because you got caught taking PCT drugs. Just tell the world the truth."

The NAC temporarily suspended Jones pending a future hearing, date TBD. He could face a suspension of two years.

Saint Preux suffered a broken left arm in the second round of his fight with Jones. While there's no timetable set for his return to the cage, his coach, Joey Zonar, reports OSP's arm is healing and he will visit a doctor again soon as he looks to retain to action.

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