California State Athletic Commission fine Jon Jones and revoke his licence

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been fined $205,000 and has had his licence revoked by the California State Athletic Commission for testing positive for a banned substance. The fine is made up of 40% of his purse and an additional $5,000 for his fight at UFC 214. He will not be able to re-apply for his licence until he has faced the United States Athletic Commission (USADA).

Jones tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid and was stripped of the UFC Light Heavyweight title again after his return to the octagon at UFC 214 last July. This was not the first time Jon Jones had tested positive for a banned substance. He was removed from the main event at UFC 200 due to a anti doping violation, stripped of the title and suspended for a year.

No traces of Turinabol had been found in any of the supplements taken by Jon Jones prior to his fight. In his hearing with the California State Athletic Commission, Jones claimed he was unaware of where the banned substance had come from and that it made no sense for him to take something a week before his fight at UFC 214.

Jon Jones is due to face USADA, no date has been set yet.

Louise Green

Writer/Contributor, Co-Owner and Co-Creator of MMA Crazy

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