The California State Athletic Commission upheld the decision to revoke Jon Jones’ fighting license yesterday in a unanimous decision that will essentially ban the UFC star from competing for one year, according to reports.
The 30-year old fighter tested positive for metabolites the anabolic steroid turinabol last July, just one day before his fight against Daniel Cormier, but has maintained his innocence, saying he had ” no clue” how the banned substance entered his system, according to ESPN.
Jones’ license was originally revoked on August 28, 2017, according to reports, which means his ineligibility will end in August and he will once again be able to apply for a new one. While the revocation is only in the state California, ESPN reports that the UFC and other states are expected to honor it.
Jones had previously served a one-year suspension in 2016 stemming from a positive test for two banned anti-estrogenic agents, although he claims those were the result a tainted sexual enhancement pill.
In addition to having his fighting license revoked, Jones was fined $205,000 for his failed drug test following UFC 214 last July.