Jon Jones Officially Receives 1-Year Suspension from Nevada Athletic Commission
By: Tristen Critchfield Dec 15, 2016
Jones’ settlement with the Nevada Athletic Commission is now
official, and as expected the ex-light heavyweight champion
received a one-year suspension for an anti-doping violation prior
to UFC 200.
The settlement passed unanimously during an NAC meeting on
MMAFighting.com first reported the news last week. Jones tested
positive for the banned substances clomiphene and letrozole during
an out-of-competition drug test administered by United States
Anti-Doping Agency prior to his light heavyweight title bout
Cormier at UFC 200. Jones’ attorney argued that the fighter
tested positive for the estrogen blocking substances as a result of
taking a sexual enhancement pill. However, an independent panel
from McLaren Global Sports Solutions found Jones at fault and
levied the one-year suspension.
The NAC did not have to apply the same sanction as USADA, but now
that Jones has reached an agreement with the commission he will be
eligible to return to the UFC on July 6. The Jackson-Wink MMA
product was not fined by the NAC.
Jones last competed at UFC 197, where he took a five-round verdict
over Ovince St.
Preux to capture the interim light heavyweight crown. The UFC
stripped Jones of the belt shortly after the USADA suspension was