Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones had his hearing today with California State Athletic Commission. Jones was not successful in convincing the CSAC that he unknowingly took a banned steroid prior to his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier in July 2017.
The CSAC voted unanimously 6-0 vote finding Jones guilty. As a result, The CSAC revoked Jones’ MMA license, as well as fined him $205,000 including 40% of his $500,000 pay from his fight with Cormier last July in Anaheim, California.
At the UFC 214 event, Jones beat Cormier via TKO in the third round to win the UFC Light-Heavyweight Title. Jones submitted a drug test in which he failed. The result of the fight was overturned by CSAC to a no contest last September upon confirming the positive drug test results. The UFC would ultimately strip Jones of the title and give it back to Cormier.
The CSAC suspended Jones on August 28th, 2017. Jones may re-apply for a CSAC MMA license this August. Jones is still facing punishment from the U.S. Anti Doping Agency. After the hearing, Jones would take to twitter.
I want to thank csac for taking the time and hearing my case, and executive officer Andy Foster for saying he believes me.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) February 27, 2018
Jones thanked the CSAC for hearing his case. He also thanked Executive Officer Andy Foster for admitting he believed Jones did not know he took a banned substance.