California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) offered little-to-no resistance at today’s (Dec. 11, 2018) monthly gathering, where former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder, Jon Jones, appeared before the panel to
beg apply for his mixed martial arts (MMA) license.
Watch CSAC rubber stamp his request right here.
Jones was officially cleared to compete in “The Golden State” after having his license revoked earlier this year. That means “Bones” is now eligible to apply for a new license in Nevada, where he fights Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC 232 main event.
That card takes place on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas (details here).
Jones (22-1, 1 NC) was stripped of the strap and suspended indefinitely for his UFC 214 drug test, which returned positive for Turinabol last year in Anaheim. After reaching a settlement with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the embattled pound-for-pound great went before CSAC to get reinstated.
His previous win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 remains a “no contest.”
No question Jones will be on a very short leash moving forward. Not only does “Bones” have past issues with drug tests, he’s also been dinged for run-ins with Johny Law, which landed him on the bench for an extended amount of time.
Because of his track record, CSAC wants to pay Jones to enroll in Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for a period of three months to supplement his current drug-testing regimen. While verbal agreements are in place for that stipulation, nothing is official at this time.
He’s also required to perform community service.
Jones has competed just twice over the last four years, which means fight fans have lost a significant chunk of “Bones” in his prime. Seems like such a waste of potential, but you know what they say about idiots and cliffs...