UFC announced on Saturday that Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been fined $25,000 for violating the company’s Athlete Code of Conduct Policy. From UFC.com:
“Jones tested positive for cocaine during an out-of-competition drug test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Dec. 4, 2014. The $25,000 will be donated to a substance abuse prevention program.
The UFC came to this decision after reviewing the facts surrounding the issue, and after receiving confirmation from the Nevada Athletic Commission that Jones passed all required drug tests following his bout at UFC 182 on Jan. 3.”
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