Former UFC champ Jon Jones gets fight license revoked, fined $205K for failed drug test

Former UFC star Jon Jones had his hearing about a failed July drug test in front of the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday: it didn't go over well.

Brittany King

It doesn't look good for Jon Jones' MMA future. 


The former UFC light heavyweight champion had his hearing about his failed July drug test results in front of the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday. He was unsuccessful in convincing the CSAC that he didn't knowingly take a banned steroid before his highly-anticipated bout at UFC 214.

I want to thank csac for taking the time and hearing my case, and executive officer Andy Foster for saying he believes me.

The 30-year-old reportedly gave a long and impassioned defense of his character, swearing on his "heavenly father" he didnt knowingly use steroids, according to MMA Junkie. 


"Its been science that has been kicking me in the ass if I can say that," Jones said.


The hearing resulted in the New York native getting his California fighting license revoked, and he was fined $205,000. The vote by the CSAC was 6-0.


The trouble began in August after Jones scored a third-round TKO over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 to become the UFC light heavyweight champion, though his reign was brief. 


He was quickly stripped of the belt, and his victory was ruled a no contest when an in-competition drug test showed that the fighter tested positive for the steroid Turinabol. 


Jones' battle isn't over. He will now face his hearing with the United States Anti-Doping Agency over it. USADA can hand Jones a fine and a suspension of four to six years.

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