Jon Jones addresses suspension on Twitter, maintains innocence

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Tuesday July 19th, 2016

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On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously approved the temporary suspension of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who was pulled from UFC 200 after results from a failed drug test came back.

Jones didn't waste time, addressing the decision head-on by responding to fans on Twitter.

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Jones told fans not to write him off and maintained his innocence, saying that he did not knowingly and intentionally take performance enhancing substances. 

Jones also mentioned he trusts the system to prove his innocence, and facing a potential two-year ban Jones will fight this battle to the end.

The NSAC confirmed Jones took estrogen blockers, a substance that masks the use of things like steroids. Jones denied knowingly taking the substance to cover steroid abuse once again.

​Jones added that he would make as many comebacks as it takes to get in the octagon and fight for the light heavyweight championship again.

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Jones was previously suspended in the April of 2015 after a hit-and-run incident with a pregnant woman. That suspension kept him out of the cage for roughly you and the title was stripped from him, allowing Daniel Cormier to win the strap at UFC 187.

Jones also failed a drug test for cocaine before UFC 182, but since it wasn't considered a banned out-of-competiton substance in the pre-USADA era.

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