Sport Report: UFC reinstates Cormier as champion after Jones' positive drug test

12:45  14 september  2017
12:45  14 september  2017 Source:   theScore

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Bengaluru, September 14: The UFC stripped Jon Jones of the light heavyweight title owing to a failed drug test prior to UFC 214 in July and have henceforth reinstated Daniel Cormier as the champion on Wednesday (September 13) night.

As this was a title bout, Cormier will be reinstated as UFC light-heavyweight champion ." The United States Anti-Doping Agency had earlier said that Jones had tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol in advance of his KO win over Cormier at UFC 214.

  Report: UFC reinstates Cormier as champion after Jones' positive drug test © Troy Taormina / USA TODAY

Daniel Cormier is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion after Jon Jones' July 29th win was overturned due to a positive drug test.

As per Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com, Cormier confirmed to "UFC Tonight" that UFC President Dana White told him he's the titleholder once again, one day after the California State Athletic Commission overturned Jones' victory.

"If it's a no-contest, then the fight didn't happen," Cormier said. "(White) said, 'If one of you guys would have missed weight, he would have won the title, but you still would have kept the belt. Because of that, the championship is getting returned to you.'"

The decision marks the third time in Jones' career that he's been stripped of the title.

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Norwich linked with Jordan Jones .
Norwich City and Fulham are preparing to go head to head as they look to land Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones, according to reports. The 22-year-old has been impressive for the Scottish side, and has attracted interest from a plethora of English clubs following a positive spell of form at Kilmarnock. Jones joined Lee McCulloch’s side last year from Norwich’s fellow Championship contenders Middlesbrough, and his performances since the move have caught the eye of many. Although his time at Boro wasn’t particularly successful, it’s claimed in the printed edition of the Scottish Daily Mail, as cited by Football League World, that the Canaries and Fulham want to land the winger. Jones was a full international for Northern Ireland’s Under-19 side despite having been born in England, and the tricky wide man could look to make his mark on the English game following an already-promising spell at Rugby Park. The report states that Norwich and Fulham are weighing up a January move for Jones.

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