Recently Jon Jones relayed that he’s received some good news, related to his USADA flag last month, and now it looks like he’s not the only one who could be facing a shorter suspension than originally thought.
According to a new report from MMA Fighting.com, USADA has reported to the outlet that since Jones and Lesnar allegedly tested positive for “specified substance”, they are facing a maximum, one year suspension, rather than the usual two.
Both Jones and Lesnar were flagged for Hydroxy-clomiphene, which is an estrogen blocker. Jones was also, however, flagged for an aromatase inhibitor. According to the report, the World Anti-Doping Agency says that specified substances are more likely to detected in an athlete, due to reasons that are not related to doping. Thus, this is why Jones and Lesnar are facing a shorter suspension.
It is possible, however, that the Nevada Commission could elect to handout a longer suspension, as it is a separate organization than USADA. Jones was scheduled to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in Las Vegas last month, before he was pulled from the card by USADA.
Lesnar, as you surely know, decisioned Mark Hunt at the July 9th card.
So there you go. We don’t know, necessarily, if this is the “good news” that Jones recently referred to, while discussing his USADA flag. If Jones and his team can definitively prove that he took a tainted supplement, one would think he’ll receive an even shorter suspension than one year.