California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) recently granted Jon Jones a license to compete, clearing the way for the former light heavyweight champion to make his return against Alexander Gustafsson at the upcoming UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) event later this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jones was suspended for flunking his UFC 214 drug test in summer 2017, forcing CSAC to revoke his license until commissioners and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) could determine an appropriate punishment.
Because the UFC 214 debacle was just one of several drug-related issues (more on that here and here), commissioner Martha Shen-Urquidez — who buried Jones during his revocation process — asked “Bones” to enroll in additional drug testing under Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
The answer was no, according to executive director Andy Foster.
That’s the latest report from MMA Junkie, which indicated concerns from attorney Marc Jacobs about “issues” stemming from the commission’s request. No further explanation was provided and the drug testing will not take place.
Jones got his license and it appears that’s all he really cared about.
While that’s all well and good, the commission may not be as amiable the second time around, particularly if “Bones” finds himself in hot water for one reason or another. And you know what they say about betting a horse by its record...
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