UFC strips Jones of title, Cormier reinstated as champion

MMA: UFC 172- Jones vs Teixeira
Apr 26, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Jon Jones puts his arms in the air after the UFC light heavy weight championship fight against Glover Texeira at Baltimore Arena. Jones retained the light heavy weight championship by defeating Teixeria. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

September 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The UFC stripped Jon Jones of the light heavyweight championship title on Wednesday following his positive drug test and reinstated Daniel Cormier as champion.

Jones tested positive for a steroid prior to his July 29 title fight against Cormier, which he won in a third-round TKO.

The second sample from Jones’s failed test also came back positive on Tuesday and the Cormier fight was subsequently ruled a “no contest” by the California State Athletic Commission.

Jones, 30, was previously banned for a year after failing a doping test in the run-up to a title fight against Cormier in July, 2016.

He was originally stripped of the title in 2015 following a hit-and-run incident.

As a repeat offender, he faces a suspension of up to four years.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner)

  • Fergus

    Just another uneducated, unemployable,non trust worth black american.

    • allright

      And the “American” part is questionable, given his propensity for lying, cheating and stealing; none of which represent the values that TRUE Americans hold near and dear.

    • Chris

      You are racist and illeterate. Which is sad and worse than Jones.

      • No Mas

        you assume much.

  • Jim too

    With a history of drug use and bad behavior, why let him fight before knowing the drug test results ?

  • Leroy

    The UFC is getting as bad as the WWE.

    • allright

      Or the NFL.

      • Leroy

        yep

    • No Mas

      Perhaps the drug tests should happen a few days before the fight, the day of, and the day after…

      • Leroy

        really

  • Sinthrax

    All I did was laugh. What more can you do?