The USADA has given Jon Jones a one year suspension retroactive to July for his use of a banned substance.
For the interim UFC light heavyweight champion, the news come as somewhat of a win. Jones could have been dealt a two year ban from MMA for his first failed drug test.
Instead, he will be allowed to compete once more next summer.
Jones was scheduled to meet Daniel Cormier to unify the titles in July at UFC 200 before his pre-fight drug test came back positive for a banned substance.
Below is a statement from the UFC:
UFC is aware of the one-year sanction levied against Jon Jones as a result of his UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation, decided by a three-person arbitration panel held on Monday, October 31, 2016. UFC has been advised that the one-year suspension commenced on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. While the decision indicates no evidence of Jones’ intentional use of banned substances, it does highlight the care and diligence that is required by athletes competing in the UFC to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system.