Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones was cleared by an independent arbitrator Wednesday to resume his career following a 15-month suspension that will end in late October, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Jones had hoped to be included on the Nov. 3 card at Madison Square Garden, but UFC President Dana White indicated in a text message to the Los Angeles Times that Jones won’t be on it.
“The main event for that card is still being finalized,” a UFC spokeswoman added.
Jones, 31, suspended by the California State Athletic Commission after failing a drug test following his July 2017 victory over current two-division champion Daniel Cormier at Honda Center, beat Cormier previously too.
That outcome at UFC 214 was changed to a no-contest and he was fined $205,000 by the California commission.