Newspaper article The Canadian Press

UFC Reinstates Cormier as 205-Pound Champion in Wake of Jones Doping Allegation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

UFC Reinstates Cormier as 205-Pound Champion in Wake of Jones Doping Allegation

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UFC reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

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The UFC has reinstated Daniel Cormier as light-heavyweight champion in the wake of Jon (Bones) Jones' latest doping scandal

"UFC was informed Wednesday that the result of the UFC 214 bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier on July 29 was overturned by the California State Athletic Commission," the UFC said in a statement.

"The ruling changes the Jones 'win' to a 'no contest' following a potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected after Jones' weigh-in on July 28, 2017. As this was a title bout, Cormier will be reinstated as UFC light-heavyweight champion."

The news follows reports that Jones 'B' sample confirmed the presence of a banned substance. …

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