Jones to Meet CSAC to Regain License
Jon Jones is scheduled to meet Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch five years in the making at UFC 232 with the UFC Light Heavyweight Title on the line. But before that fight, Jones must do one more thing — regain his fighting license.
Jones must appear before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on Dec. 11 to regain his license, according to the commission’s agenda. The CSAC revoked Jones’ license back in February following his failed drug test in the aftermath of his title win over Daniel Cormier UFC 214.
Jones has officially submitted an application to earn his license back, and he is expected to be in attendance for the hearing.
The CSAC also fined Jones $205,000 at the February hearing. Executive officer Andy Foster said they would wait for USADA to give a suspension length, but that news did not drop until late September, when it was announced Jones was given a 15-month suspension retroactive to July 29, 2017. While he was facing a four-year suspension,
The 15-month ban was given because arbitrator Richard McLaren wrote that he truly did not believe Jones intentionally took a banned substance, and Jones provided “substantial assistance” in another matter that Jones provided.
Original Story: MMA Fighting