California Grants Jon Jones A Continuance In Latest Drug Test Case

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally made his big octagon return at UFC 214 earlier this year. The fighter was coming off of a year long suspension following a failed drug test from 2016.

For his big return, Jones went toe-to-toe with heated rival and reigning light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214. While Jones would go on to earn a knockout victory over his rival, the win would be short lived.

It was later revealed that Jon Jones failed his A and B sample drug tests taken by USADA for UFC 214. As a result, the fighter was once again stripped of his title and his knockout win over Cormier was overturned to a no contest. Now the fighter is looking at a maximum suspension of four years for his latest drug test failure. That being said, it would appear that the fighter will have to wait longer than expected for his hearing.

As reported by MMA Fighting, Jon Jones was initially set to have his hearing with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on Dec. 12. However, the fighter has been granted a continuance. Jones will now have his hearing sometime in February, though an exact date has yet to be determined. The location has also not yet been determined, though it is expected to take place in Southern California.

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