Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has cleared the final hurdle to compete against Alexander Gustafsson later this month at UFC 232.
Jones appeared in front of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) earlier today and was granted a license to fight at UFC 232 according to MMA Fighting. The CSAC had revoked Jones’ license after the fighter failed a drug test in line with UFC 214, but he has served a USADA issued suspension and paid a fine of $205,000.
The CSAC also proposed that Jones compete an addition three to four months of VADA drug testing, but Jones did not officially agree to that and isn’t forced to do so in order to compete at UFC 232. Jones had agreed in principle to the testing according to the report from MMA Fighting, but did not officially agree to it during today’s hearing.
A soon to be returning Jones will also have to serve a community service sentence, with Jones saying that all community service is expected to be served within the firth three months of 2019.
UFC 232 takes place on Saturday, December 29 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.