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Jon Jones Receives Punishment For PED Use

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Jon Jones stood before the California State Athletic Commission Tuesday to explain why he failed July’s UFC 214 drug test.

Unfortunately for the former UFC light heavyweight champion, the CSAC wasn’t buying what he was selling.

Jones was fined $205,000, 40 percent of his UFC 214 fight purse, plus an additional $5,000 for good measure, and had his fighting license revoked.

The troubled 30-year-old can reapply for his license in August 2019. However, Jones still needs to explain himself to the USADA, the independent company the UFC hired to conduct drug screening on their roster, who can levy an even heftier suspension.

One month after knocking out archenemy Daniel Cormier to reclaim his throne, the USADA revealed Jones had flunked an in-competition screening taken after the UFC 214 weigh-ins on July 28. It has been reported the anabolic steroid Turinabol was discovered in his system.

During today’s hearing, Jones denied ever knowingly taking any banned substances. He even stated he racked his brain trying to think of all the people who hate him that may have intentionally slipped it into something he consumed.

Of course, this wasn’t the first (or second) time Jones has failed a drug test. Jones was yanked from UFC 200 just days before showtime after hydroxyclomiphene and Letrozale, banned anti-estrogen substances, were discovered in his urinalysis. Jones tearfully denied any wrongdoing and blamed a tainted Cialis pill that his teammate gave him to improve his sex life.

He was issued a one-year suspension and stripped of his light heavyweight crown.

The USADA can suspend first-time offenders up to two years for steroid use. The ban can be as high as four years for multiple offenses. It will be interesting to see how harsh they will be considering Jones’ past failures. That’s right, he now has three flunked drug tests on his tainted resume.

In 2005, Jones also tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, in a random screening. Because the drug test was administered during an out-of-competition period, Jones was not suspended and merely fined $25,000 for “violating the [UFC’s] Athlete Code of Conduct policy.”

Jones, who had to have expected the worst before entering the courtroom today, seemed to take the punishment in stride:

Jones is the most decorated light heavyweight champion in UFC history with eight consecutive title defenses. He currently owns an impressive 22-1 (1 NC) professional record, with his lone blemish coming in a controversial disqualification to Matt Hamill for using illegal north-south elbows to the head.

The No Contest was the result of his UFC 214 win over Cormier being overturned. Jones was stripped of the belt, which was handed back to Cormier.

UFC on FOX 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje

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UFC on FOX 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje
When: April 14th, 2018
Where: Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona
How: Fox Sports 1

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Patrick Williams vs. Luke Sanders

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UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkov

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UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkov
When: March 17th, 2018
Where: The O2 in London, England
How: Fox Sports 1

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Conor McGregor Promises Return, But Confusion Remains

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‘UFC Fight Night 124: Machida vs. Anders’ Live Video And Weigh-In Results

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