UFC Statement On Jon Jones Suspension

The UFC has commented on interim Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones' one-year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Association.

Jones, who will be eligible to return to the cage in 8 months, was absolved from any malice in taking a sexual performance substance, and suspended retroactive to July. You can see the UFC's statement below.

UFC is aware of the one-year sanction levied against Jon Jones as a result of his UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation, decided by a three-person arbitration panel held on Monday, October 31, 2016. UFC has been advised that the one-year suspension commenced on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. While the decision indicates no evidence of Jones’ intentional use of banned substances, it does highlight the care and diligence that is required by athletes competing in the UFC to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system.

There's no word on what will happen to Jones' interim UFC Light Heavyweight title that he won back at UFC 197 over Ovince St-Preux.

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