“Today, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett announced that, in consultation with NSAC commission chair Anthony Marnell III, unarmed combatant Jon Jones will be allowed to withdraw his pending application for licensure, which was intended to clear him to fight in a major contest in Nevada later this month,” reads NSAC’s statement.
“After extensive analysis of Mr Jones’ prior 18 months of USADA in- and out-of-competition anti-doping drug-testing results, director Bennett, chair Marnell and Mr Jones agree that he will appear at an evidentiary hearing in January.
“This will allow for a measured, thoughtful and comprehensive discussion of his anti-doping testing protocol and results and provide an opportunity for the NSAC to determine the appropriate path forward for him in Nevada. We look forward to this hearing.”
Today, we had a female journalist (Izabelle Kostic) pressing tough questions. Risking her access to future events to ask what other journalists didn’t. She was met with bullying/harassment by Jon Jones, Dana White, and the audience. Nothing but respect and admiration for her! https://t.co/m34aSBtuxu
Jon Jones is a piece of human trash. A vile tyrant. Look at the way he speaks to this reporter, who’s doing her job & asking actual questions rather than pandering like the rest. He’s a putrid, egomaniacal sociopath & you can call me a hater all you like because I despise him. pic.twitter.com/wo6tqQedPm
The banned substance in Jon Jones’ PED test was measured in picograms per milliliter. UFC made a big point of how small a picogram is. But dozens of fighters have been suspended for levels in the pg/ml. Why is Jones the first one who gets the “a picogram is really small” defense?
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