UFC: Jon Jones victory over Daniel Cormier changed to a no-contest
Things are going from bad to worse for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
After his year long lay off due to an anti-doping violation, Jon Jones came back with a vengeance at UFC 214.
Coming into to challenge his long time rival and 205-pound King Daniel Cormier after such a long time away from the sport was supposed to no easy task but Jones made it look easy. The light heavyweight phenom dispatched Cormier in violent fashion re-announcing himself as the worlds greatest fighter and UFC champion.
Things went down hill for Jones when it was announced that he had failed an in-competition drug test on Jul. 28, a day before the rematch between the two men. A failure that the team immediately said was from a tainted supplement. The only thing that would save Jones from facing any form of punishment would be a false result in his ‘B’ sample.
Late Tuesday night news broke of Jon Jones’ ‘B’ sample coming back as also testing positive for the drug Turinabol. Now if facing a four-year suspension wasn’t bad enough, Jones received more bad news on Wednesday morning.
The CSAC has now overturned the knockout win on Jones record to a no contest due to the drug test failure. While the result has been changed, as of the time of print, Jon Jones is still the current UFC light heavyweight champion and the promotion will not strip him of said title until the entire adjudication process done by USADA is completed.
Should the promotion decide to strip Jon of his title at the end of the process it is not clear if Daniel Cormier will be awarded the belt or if he may have to fight another top contender to be crowned the undisputed 205-pound champion.
More news of what is next for Jones should be coming in the next few days. As and when that news is made available we will have it for you.