UFC Rumors: Huge update on Jon Jones possible return date; ‘Bones’ facing 6-month to 2-year suspension

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Jon Jones is currently serving a temporary suspension following a positive drug test for banned substances before his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 last July. According to the latest UFC rumors, Jones is confident that he will be fighting in the Octagon really soon.

In a recent post on his Instagram account, “Bones” was very confident and positive about the outcome of his hearing. He is scheduled to meet with the Nevada State Athletic Commission later this month but his official hearing has no timetable.

“I’m sure you guys are curious about what’s going on with this USADA situation. Obviously, I can’t get into it because it’s still pending but what I can say is that we have found out lots of really good news and I am expecting to be back in the Octagon really soon,” Jones said, via FOX Sports.

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The former light heavyweight champion tested positive for Hydroxy-clomiphene and Letrozole metabolite which were among the banned substances list of the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was removed from the UFC 200 card and is facing suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency and NSAC.

According to Matt Connolly of Forbes, Jon Jones received some good news regarding his USADA appeal prompting him to update his fans. It is noted that one of his supplements was tainted by the manufacturer.

In previous appeals, the two-year suspension usually gets reduced to six months. If that is the case, Jones is eligible to return as soon as January 8, 2017.

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Nevertheless, it is still some long ways to go for Jon Jones, who many experts think is the greatest fighter in the history of the sport. He was already removed from the UFC rankings and stripped of his interim light heavyweight championship.

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