LAS VEGAS – The Athletics Commission in Nevada voted unanimously to give John Jones a conditional license to fight the UFC 235, clearing the way for the champion's fight in heavyweight against Anthony Smith.
As a condition for licensing, Jones must submit and pay for additional drug testing by NSAC over the next 40 days. The commission will then meet in February to identify more drug tests to be carried out by three agencies: the UDP anti-doping partner, the USADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) and the NSAC, which will continue  NSAC President Anthony Marlene warned Jones that terminating the tests before the end of 2019, "you probably will not get another license here," he said today at a hearing in Las Vegas. 19659004] A key part of all the additional tests, Marlene said, is that the NSAC should immediately receive the results as soon as it is available. The Commission has decided to speed up all test results to avoid surprises at the last minute.
"If he's fighting in Russia, I want these test results," Marnel said.
The UFC 235 is being held on March 2 at the T-Mobile Arena. in Las Vegas. The main event map is broadcast live on a pay-per-view basis after ESPN + speeches.
Jones did not ask questions from the media after the hearing but gave a statement:
"Thank you very much to USADA, thank you. You at the Nevada State Athletics Commission, my UFC team, mainly the fans and all who adhere to me during this process, which allows me to tell my piece that allows me to go through this process and eventually prove my innocence . I'm very grateful to go back to Nevada. I'm glad for March 2. It will be a great event and I just look forward to all the tests, I look forward to returning to the fans and just doing great. "
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