UFC News: Jon Jones officially stripped of UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones is now former UFC light heavyweight champion.
Jones has been under the media microscope after his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier, where he won the title, after a number of his drug tests came back, well... druggy.
Now, both the initial drug test, as well as the "B" sample, has come back positive, meaning that Jones and Cormier's fight has been officially ruled a "no contest" and the title has been returned to Cormier.
In a reaction to the decision, Cormier told the press:
"I talked to California State Athletic Commission and was like, 'I lost. I lost the fight. As a competitor, that's how I felt. [UFC president] Dana White called me today and said, 'If it's a no-contest, then the fight didn't happen.'
"Now, people will say stuff like, 'You got handed the belt.' He cheated. The reality is, for me to say, 'I don't want this title,' when I was going to be [fighting] in a championship anyway, financially it's just a big difference if I don't fight as the champion as opposed to fighting for a vacant title."
In the meantime, Jones is looking at a four-year suspension from competition from the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
This rules out any possibility of a super fight with Brock Lesnar!