The UFC was notified that the USADA informed Jon Jones of a potential anti doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 16th. There is insufficient time to for a full review before UFC 200 so his main event fight against Daniel Cormier on July 9th is off. The new main event is Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt.
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Dana White on the issue.
Cormier says: I’m very disappointed. I worked really hard for this. This chapter in my life has been dragging on me and it’s making me ugly. I need to move on.
Joe Silva received text messages from fighters looking to fill in for Jones.
Cormier says he'd take a fight at 200 or 225 pounds to fight at UFC 200.
Some reactions on Twitter:
Ben Rothwelll says it's a sad day for MMA
Kenny Florian says: What a shot to the gut for everyone involved
Been said for years that "only Jon Jones can beat Jon Jones", unfortunately he continues to prove that.
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