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Jon Jones UFC return on hold as NSAC disciplinary hearing delayed until November

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 expecting to be back inside the Octagon “soon” after he was temporarily suspended from mixed martial arts (MMA).

I think we might have different definitions of that word.

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 Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) before he can return.

But Monday’s hearing in Las Vegas has now been delayed until November, according to FOX Sports.

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 United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

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 later this year.

It’s deja vu all over again.

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