Days before the UFC 200 card, Jon Jones was pulled from the main event thanks to a reported drug test failure.
The results are in, and Jones will be retroactively suspended for a year:
“Everything was going so smooth, so smooth, and nobody had gotten hurt,” said UFC president Dana White in a press conference after Jones was pulled. “So this was a brutal phone call.”
This is another black mark for Jones, who in the past few years has run into issues with a hit-and-run, multiple driving infractions including a DUI, and a failed drug test related to cocaine use. Jones is one of UFC’s top fighters, but his biggest opponent recently in the octagon has been himself.
Whether Jones can get his career back on track after this suspension remains to be seen.