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September 24, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Jon Jones set to return, more

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The official story is that an arbitration panel from McLaren Global Sports Solutions ruled on 9/13 that Jon Jones’ suspension for testing positive for the steroid Turinabol on July 28, 2017, the day before his fight with Daniel Cormier, would be for 15 months.

That means he is eligible to fight on 10/28, or in time for the 11/3 show in Madison Square Garden, which needs a main event with only seven weeks until show time, although Dana White later said that Jones would not be headlining that show. One would suspect Jones would face Daniel Cormier or Alexander Gustafsson in his first match back, and if at all logistically possible to work such a fight out on such short notice, that MSG would be the place. If not, one would expect a fight likely before the end of the year..

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