Report: Jon Jones’ Arbitration Hearing With USADA Booked
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.