BREAKING: Jon Jones Off UFC 200, Lesnar-Hunt Promoted To Main Event

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Well, it appears as if the blockbuster UFC 200 card was just too good to be true, and in shocking fashion, the card has lost its main event just days away from the July 9th date.

UFC President Dana White held an urgent press conference in Las Vegas earlier tonight (July 6, 2016) to announce that former light heavyweight champion and pound-for-pound king Jon “Bones” Jones had been informed by USADA of a potential anti-doping violation and had subsequently been removed from his highly-anticipated main event rematch with bitter rival Daniel “DC” Cormier.

In the wake of the unfortunate news, the event’s scheduled co-main event, a heavyweight clash between returning former champion Brock Lesnar and legendary knockout artist Mark Hunt has been promoted to main event status.

MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani  had the story covered via his official Twitter account:


This is just another setback in the legendary career of Jones that has unfortunately been plagued with issues outside of the cage. The former champion recently returned from a near year and a half layoff after being arrested on felony hit-and-run charges in April 2015. Prior to that, he had tested positive for cocaine metabolites surrounding his first bout with Cormier in January 2015.

The details surrounding the latest failed test are currently unclear and the UFC is in search of a new opponent for Cormier, although that will obviously be a difficult task.

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