Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones Has License Revoked and Fined Over $200K For Failed Drug Test!
The California State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to uphold the decision to revoke Jon Jones’ license, essentially banning the UFC star from competition for one year.
Jones, 30, appeared before the commission for a failed drug test submitted in July. Jones tested positive for metabolites of the anabolic steroid turinabol.
Jones, alongside his attorney, Howard Jacobs, maintained his innocence at the Tuesday hearing, saying he had ” no clue” how the banned substance entered his system. That defense was not strong enough to stop the commission from revoking Jones’ license and issuing a maximum fine of $205,000.
According to CSAC executive director Andy Foster, Jones’ license was revoked on Aug. 28, 2017. Per California statutes, Jones is not eligible to apply for a license for one year, meaning his ineligibility will end in August. The license revocation is only in the state of California, though the UFC and other states are expected to honor it…
…Jones still faces potential sanctions by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which administered his failed test. Under USADA regulations, Jones faces a maximum suspension of four years.
More at ESPN.com.
The USADA hearing has yet to be scheduled.
This follows Jones’ first failed drug test in 2016.
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