Jon Jones Fined $25,000 By The UFC For Breaking Code Of Conduct

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is now facing a $25,000 fine given to him by the UFC following him testing positive for metabolites found in cocaine just a month after his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182.

The positive test violates the UFC athlete code of conduct which can see any fighter punished for the behaviour and is considered detrimental to the promotion itself.

Jones tested positive for cocaine during a pre-fight drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Dec. 4.

Heres what the UFC had to say on the matter:

“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,” UFC officials stated in a release on Saturday.

Jones was allowed to fight at UFC 182, where he beat Cormier by unanimous decision. The UFC did choose to punish Jones under the code of conduct policy and the $25,000 fine he received will be donated to a substance abuse prevention program.

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