He is currently fully cleared to fight alexander-gustafsson in the UFC 232 primary event on Dec. 29 at Las Vegas, impending clinical approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster opened up what turned into a protracted discussion by saying, “I’m here to guide this guy ’s best to earn a living. My recommendation off the bat would be this man gets a permit, a permit that is temporary, while he provides. But ultimately, my goal as the officer is this man walk out with this room and he will fight Alexander Gustafsson in two and a half weeks, or however long it is, in Las Vegas.
The result was shifted by the CSAC to a no contest after Jones was proven to have tested positive for Turanibol. The commission fined him $205,000 and revoked Jones & rsquo; permit.
Jones additionally faced adjudication by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which administers the UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy. Jones was finally found by an independent arbitrator to have blatantly cheated and experienced an 18-month suspension reduced to 15 weeks, which was retroactive to July 28, 2017, and thus completed on Oct. 28, 2018.
The CSAC voted unanimously to give Jones a temporary permit and remove him from the suspension list to clean his road to fight Gustafsson annually ’s ending. Surprisingly, the commission paved the way for Jones to complete medication testing to essentially help clean his title when it came into the charges leveled against him.
Jones’ permit was temporarily granted dependent on him submitting and completing a part of community service along with Foster, to which he agreed and was prepared for.
An abrupt part, even to other members of the commission, was broached by Commissioner Martha Shen-Urquidez, who suggested Jones submit to additional testing from the governmental Anti-Doping Agency, which is a third-party medication testing agency that is separate from struggle charges and state bureaus.
“You and I both know there is really a great numbers of people who have some doubts. There are people that have doubts over this, although it & rsquo; s not a small bit of doubt. I, for one, would love to place those doubts to sleep and to put them away once and for all, and for individuals to trust you that you will be talented and you can win a struggle, merely clean, and to place those doubts away once and for all,” Shen-Urquidez said for making her proposal.
“I’m just gonna put out it and see if you’re going to agree with it, and that is for another , three, four weeks, whatever it is, if you are going to agree to register to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency, also when my colleagues will agree, maybe the California State Athletic Commission can cover it. You belong whatever it is. You don’t need to agree with this, but when you agree to it, then there’ll not be any question, and if you register to it at the upcoming few days during the following fight then there’ll be nobody, nobody who may doubt that you’re the fighter that is clean. ”
Jones conferred with his attorney, Howard Jacobs, also consented in principle with all the stipulation that his lawyer would need to be informed of the details and requirements VADA’before Jones provides one last optimistic s process.
Jones goes with VADA analyzing, which will be along with any testing demanded by the NSAC, which has USADA, also jurisdiction over the Gustafsson bout and if parties agree, the commission approved a strategy to cover the testing.
The expense of this testing could be covered out of Jones’ $205,000 fine, which he paid in full on Tuesday. Whatever amount that is would then be reimbursed to Jones reducing the sum of his ok.
It should be made clear, the VADA testing could be voluntary, and it wouldn’t affect that status of the permit, when Jones decreases.
With all the CSAC hearing now behind him, Jones faces only the typical hurdles to fight Gustafsson at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 at Las Vegas.