Jon Jones was speculated to combat Alexander Gustafsson for the light-heavyweight championship at UFC 232 in Las Vegas subsequent weekend. Thanks to a optimistic drug check although, it seems like Jones is now not licensed to combat within the state Nevada, which implies the combat needs to be moved to Los Angeles. The information was introduced on SportsCenter by UFC president Dana White, in accordance with ESPN.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) reported uncommon findings in Jones’ newest drug check, which is what induced the problem. The check confirmed hint quantities the long-term M3 metabolite which Jones examined optimistic for again in July 2017. It was that optimistic check end result that stripped Jones his light-heavyweight championship and gave him a 15-month suspension.
However, there’s some excellent news right here. The USADA had a follow-up investigation on the drug check and located that the substance present in his system was most certainly leftover from his preliminary drug check in 2017.
Jones took to Twitter to clarify how the USADA’s findings show he’s harmless in all this.
The USADA has defined to the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Jones needs to be cleared to combat however in accordance with Dana White, there merely is not sufficient time to get Jones reinstated in Nevada.
“Nevada doesn’t have the time to see us and undergo a listening to to seek out out what California already is aware of,” White mentioned. “There’s not sufficient time for Nevada to do that, so we’re transferring the occasion to California the place the fee has already handled Jon Jones. They have been those coping with this and so they have all of the historical past with him.”