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Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Report: Jon Jones’ Arbitration Hearing With USADA Booked

Jon Jones (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Jon Jones will likely become the first UFC fighter to hold an arbitration hearing with USADA, as according to a report, the light-heavyweight star will meet with the organization on October 31st.

The hearing has been booked after Jones was removed from a July 9th bout with Daniel Cormier, following a flag for banned substances. The hearing’s date is being reported by MMA Fighting.com.

Jones, who has denied ever knowingly taking a banned substance, reportedly tested positive for an estrogen blocker and an aromatase inhibitor. Since these are considered “specified substances” by WADA, Jones could face a shorter suspension, as specified substances have been known to enter an athlete’s body for reasons aside from doping.

The Jackson-Wink MMA fighter decisioned Ovince Saint Preux in April to become the UFC’s interim 205 champ.

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