While it may have seemed that former champ Jon Jones was going to utilize some legal wrangling to avoid trouble with his failed drug test. But nope, didn’t happen.
As per MMAFighting:
Jon Jones has received the full ban in his doping case.
An independent arbitration panel handed down a one-year suspension on Jones, the UFC interim light heavyweight champion, on Monday. Jones had his USADA case heard by three arbitrators 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, 29, claimed he took a contaminated sexual-performance pill and USADA confirmed that the pill was tainted. But the arbitrators said in their decision that Jones didn’t do his due diligence in determining whether or not what he was using was within the confines of the UFC’s anti-doping policy and the WADA Code.
They found that his fault was “at the top end of the scale,” because the only questions Jones asked about the particular tablet was toward the teammate who gave it to him and whether or not it was effective from a sexual-performance standpoint.
I guess the moral of this story is don’t be Jon Jones. You’ll just end up making all the wrong decisions.