Cormier-Jones UFC fight cancelled


It was a highly touted fight… Lafayette’s own Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones in a rematch of an early championship fight.  But, that won’t happen, now!

UFC President Dana White tonight said the UFC 200 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (17-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and interim champ Jon Jones(22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC) is off the card.

Why, Jones reportedly failed a drug test. UFC Vice President of Athlete Health & Performance Jeff Novitzky says, “The UFC organization was notified tonight that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 16, 2016.”

The new headliner will be the previous co-main event heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt (12-10-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), White said. The fight will be three rounds.

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