Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and former UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has reached an agreement with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), this comes on the heels of an one year suspension handed down by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a failed drug test prior to UFC 200. MMA Fighting broke the story.
The agreement that Jones reached with the NAC is for the same failed drug test that USADA suspended him for. The NAC suspension will see Jones suspended until July 6 of 2017, the same date his USADA suspension ends.
Jones failed the drug test for two banned substances, hydroxy-clomiphene -- an anti-estrogen agent -- and etrozole metabolite, which is an aromatase inhibitor.
During the USADA hearing, Jones claimed that he took a contaminated sexual performance pill. Further testing proved the pill was contaminated, but USADA still suspended Jones on the basis that he should have done more studying and due diligence in regards to the substances he was taking at the time.
Jones hasn’t fought since UFC 197 in April of 2016, where he defeated Ovince St. Preux by unanimous decision to win the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Title.