The UFC has fined light heavyweight champion Jon Jones $25,000 for violating its Athlete Code of Conduct policy. Jones tested positive for cocaine on Dec. 4 during an out-of-competition drug test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

By SI Wire
January 17, 2015

The UFC has fined light heavyweight champion Jon Jones $25,000 for violating its Athlete Code of Conduct policy.

Jones tested positive for cocaine on Dec. 4 during an out-of-competition drug test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission. His $25,000 fine will be donated to a substance abuse prevention program.

The UFC says it confirmed with the Nevada Athletic Commission that Jones passed all required drug tests following his Jan. 3 defeat of Daniel Cormier at UFC 182. Jones was allowed to fight because cocaine is not a banned out-of-competition substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

Jon Jones' cocaine revelation shows contradictions in UFC drug policy

Jones, who has won eight consecutive title defenses, spent one night in a rehab facility earlier this month.

In 2012, Jones pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and was ordered to enter an undisclosed treatment program.

Mike Fiammetta

You May Like

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)