UFC fines Jon Jones $25,000 for failed drug test

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UFC fines Jon Jones $25,000 for failed drug test
Saturday January 17th, 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.

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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

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