Jon Jones won’t appear before the California State Athletic Commission until next year.
CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday that the former UFC light heavyweight champion has been granted a continuance and will not appear before the commission until an as-yet-to-be determined date in February. Jones, who tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol after his victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on July 29, had a hearing originally scheduled for Dec. 12.
Jones’ victory over Cormier was changed to a no contest, and “DC” has since been reinstated as light heavyweight champion. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative also failed a drug test prior to UFC 200, testing positive for clomiphene and Letrozol. “Bones” was suspended for a year after being found negligent for using a sexual enhancement pill that contained both substances.
Jones is still awaiting discipline from USADA, the UFC’s anti-doing partner, in the case as well. Recently, the Albuquerque, N.M., resident posted some optimistic content on social media, including a video with the caption, “If I made to the top of the mountain once, I can do it again.”