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ESPN has reported that The United States Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Jon Jones to a one-year suspension in response to a failed drug test on June 16.
Jones received a suspension in July after he tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole, substances that are banned by the USADA. The positive test resulted in Jones being pulled from a scheduled rematch with Daniel Cormier in the UFC 200 main event on July 9 in Las Vegas. He argued that the positive test was the result of a sexual enhancement pill Jones had received from a teammate. An independent panel from McLaren Global Sports Solutions found Jones at fault and levied the one-year suspension. The decision was detailed in a 29-page report that was released to the public.
Jones tested positive for cocaine in January 2015 and was involved in a hit-and-run accident three months later that led to his being stripped of the undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship. Jones owns a 22-1 record inside the Octagon, as his only loss was the result of a disqualification against Matt Hamill at “The Ultimate Fighter 10” Finale in 2010.
Jones’ suspension will run through July 6, 2017. He still faces possible disciplinary action from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
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