The bad news keeps coming for Jon Jones and today the California State Athletic Commission changed the result of his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 to a no contest.
The news was first reported by Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com.
Jones originally won the bout in the third round when he knocked Cormier out with a vicious sequence that started with a head kick and ended with multiple unanswered strikes on the mat. Jones subsequently reclaimed the UFC light heavyweight title that he was stripped of back in April 2015.
Three weeks later, the UFC were notified by the United States Anti-Doping Agency that Jones had tested positive for the banned substance Turinabol. USADA then confirmed yesterday that Jones’ ‘B’ sample had also tested positive for the same substance.
Should he be found guilty, this will be Jones’ second violation of the USADA program following his teat failure 48-hours prior to UFC 200 in 2016. Jones could be facing a ban of up to four years given he would be repeat offender.
The fate of the UFC light heavyweight title is yet to be determined, but should the laws of a ‘No contest’ be enforced then the title would be given back to Cormier. The UFC however have said that they will not take action until an adjudication process is completed by USADA.
Neither Jones or the UFC have commented on the overturning of the UFC 214 main event.