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It seems Jon Jones has spent nearly as much time in front athletic commissions to close out 2018 and start 2019, as he has spent in the training room. He’s definitely spent more time at commission hearings than he has in the Octagon.
Much of that has been time dealing with the fallout from a UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation and the related lingering effects of a steroid being detected in minute levels in his body.
Jones made his first comments about the steroid issue since the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a limited license to fight in the state at its January 2019 meeting.
Jones won the UFC light heavyweight championship belt back at UFC 232 to close out 2018. He makes the first defense of that belt opposite Anthony Smith in the UFC 235 main event on March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas.
Tune in Saturday, March 2, for full UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith Live Results on MMAWeekly.com. Aside from Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith for the light heavyweight title in the main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley returns to put his belt on the line against rising contender Kamaru Usman.