Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones now knows what his punishment will be after being removed from the main event of UFC 200 just days before the event took place in July.
Today, an independent arbitration panel imposed a one-year suspension on the former champ. Jones had his USADA case heard by three arbitrators from McLaren Global Sports Solutions last week and the decision came back to give him the full sanction.
The ban is retroactive to when the results came back, so Jones will be eligible to return to the Octagon in July 2017. it was the first time a UFC athlete has gone to arbitration with USADA since UFC partnered with the anti-doping agency last year.
Jones claimed he took a contaminated sexual-performance pill and USADA confirmed that the pill was tainted.
Jones, 29, tested positive for the presence of two prohibited substances, clomiphene and letrozole, following an out-of-competition urine test on June 16, 2016. Clomiphene and letrozole are both Specified Substances in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and are prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, the standard sanction for a policy violation involving a Specified Substance is a one-year period of ineligibility.
You can read the full report provided by USADA here.