Following a hearing on December 11, Jon Jones received a temporary license from the California State Athletic Commission. Jones' recent drug test controversy led the UFC to remove the event from Nevada, and it was this license that gave him the right to compete in California on Saturday night.
According to the USADA statement on the controversy, Jones & # 39; 9 December sample tested positive for a Turinabol metabolite, and informed the Nevada Athletic Commission on September 20. These events caused the UFC to relocate the event to California in less than a week.
On Thursday, the week of the event, Jeff Novitzky of UFC announced that Jones had previously tested twice on the same metabolite, including the drug test in December.
Despite the adverse results of August and September, Novitzky admitted that the CSAC had not been informed of these facts prior to their hearing in December.
"No, they do not," Novitzky said when asked if CSAC knew December 1
According to MMA Fighting, Andy Foster of CSAC confirmed that they only knew about these test results last week.
Despite apparent inadequacies of USADA and UFC over the months, Jones has tested positive, Novitsky says that this is simply up He says that they "thought very carefully and turned to all the experts and examined the problems out there" and that they "did the right thing" at the end of the day. .