Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently awaiting a verdict from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). That being said, a new report claims that a decision is expected immanently and that the former title holder may be making an octagon return sooner rather than later.
Jon Jones made his big octagon return back at UFC 214 after being sidelined from a year-long suspension due to a previous failed drug test. However, Jones failed his drug test for UFC 214.
Consequently, the former champion was fined $205,000 and had his fighting license revoked by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) over the incident. Jones has since become eligible to apply for a new fighting license, but has yet to receive a verdict concerning the drug test failure from USADA.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani has now come forward to report that USADA is now expected to make a decision on Jon Jones’ case in the near future. Beyond that, it is now expected that Jones will likely make an octagon return before the end of the year.
There is already a rumor that Jon Jones will be headlining UFC 230 on Nov. 3, 2018. Now it would appear that there has been fuel added to the rumor’s proverbial fire.