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Jon Jones arbitration hearing against USADA set for Oct. 31 in Los Angeles

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Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Press Conference Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently out of work after the embattled pound-for-pound great was temporarily suspended from mixed martial arts (MMA).

There’s a lot of that going around these days.

Jones was put on ice just days before the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in July, thanks to a positive drug test, and must now answer to United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) before he can return.

“Bones” opted for arbitration and his hearing has been set for Oct. 31, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif., according to the folks at MMA Fighting, and he could face up to one year suspension.

Unless he follows this lead and cuts a deal.

Team Jones has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, insisting generic penis pills — not performance-enhancing drugs — were responsible for his latest setback, which also landed him in hot water with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

So much for “soon.”

That means Daniel Cormier will hold on to sole possession of the 205-pound strap and will move on to fight Anthony Johnson for the second time when they collide at UFC 206 next month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sound familiar?