Those wondering if the UFC would provide any sort of punishment for Jon Jones following his positive drug test for cocaine metabolites now have their answer. In a statement published by the UFC on its official website, the reigning light heavyweight champion has been fined $25,000 for violating the code of conduct. Here’s the quote:
The UFC announced today that it has fined light heavyweight champion Jon Jones $25,000 for violating the organization’s Athlete Code of Conduct policy. 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.
Additionally, the UFC stated that Jones passed the post-fight drug tests administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission after his UFC 182 bout with Daniel Cormier:
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
For reference on the CoC, here’s the official release of the UFC’s policies from 2013 after Matt Mitrione was fined and suspended for inappropriate remarks about transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox:
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