Following a failed drug test ahead of his UFC 214 fight against Daniel Cormier, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has officially changed the result of Jon Jones’ knockout victory to a no-contest.
The decision came Wednesday (Sept. 13), a day after the CSAC received the results of Jones’ “B” sample from the failed drug test on July 28, which confirmed Jones tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid.
Jones (22-1) reclaimed the UFC title in July, when he knocked out Cormier in the third round.
The UFC star has denied that he knowingly taking a banned substance.
However, under the UFC’s anti-doping program, he faces a maximum four-year suspension. He previously served a one-year suspension in 2016, after testing positive for two banned anti-estrogenic substances that summer, ahead of a planned rematch against Cormer at UFC 200.
So far, the UFC has yet announce its immediate plans for the light heavyweight division, with Jones’ victory overturned.