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Cormier reinstated as UFC champ after Jones’ win overturned to no-contest

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Jon Jones third round TKO victory has been overturned to a no contest after he tested positive for Turinabol

NO CONTEST. Jon Jones' story has taken another negative turn after he tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

'Bones' Jones destroys Cormier in 3, then calls out Lesnar

Jul 30, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Jon Bones Jones calls out Brock Lesnar after a violent third round knockout of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

RECLAIMING THE THRONE. Jon Jones finished off Daniel Cormier in violent fashion to regain the light heavyweight title. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

MMA fighter Jon Jones gets one-year doping ban over sex pill

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:09 PM

The ban will be applied retroactively to the date of the test meaning Jones 29 will be free to fight again in July 2017

ONE-YEAR BAN. Jon Jones is banned for a year after taking a sexual-performance pill tainted with a performance-enhancing substance. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Two banned substances found in Jon Jones’ system

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Jones tests positive for the anti estrogenic agent Hydroxyclomiphene as well as the aromatase inhibitor Letrozole

SUBSTANCES FOUND. A temporary suspension is handed to Jon Jones after two banned substances found in the former UFC light heavyweight titleholder's system. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Jones’ second sample also positive for banned substance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Jon Jones now faces a two year suspension after a confirmatory test reveals the presence of a banned substance

FIGHT IS OFF. UFC fighter Jon Jones shed tears as he addressed the cancellation of his fight against light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier due to a failed out-of-competition drug test. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Anderson Silva steps in to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Former middleweight champ Anderson Silva will step in on short notice to face Daniel Cormier after Jon Jones was forced to withdraw

BACK IN BUSINESS. Anderson Silva didn't get the decision but he showed he was still a force to be reckoned with. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Jon Jones apologizes to Daniel Cormier after UFC 200 fallout

Jul 08, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Jon Jones breaks his silence following the cancellation of his UFC 200 main event fight due to a failed out of competition drug test

FIGHT IS OFF. UFC fighter Jon Jones shed tears as he addressed the cancellation of his fight against light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier due to a failed out-of-competition drug test. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Jones out of UFC 200 main event after possible anti-doping violation

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:49 PM

UFC is now scrambling for a replacement opponent for Daniel Cormier after Jon Jones was notified of an out of competition test coming up positive

WELL, THEN. Jon Jones is out of UFC 200. Photo from Wikipedia

NSAC appoints referees, judges for UFC 200 title fights

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Veteran referee Big John McCarthy will be the third man inside the Octagon for the light heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones

WE MEET AGAIN. Jones (L) and Cormier (R) are set to face at UFC 200. File photo by Steve Marcus/AFP

Jones-Cormier rematch headlines UFC 200

Apr 28, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Both men were originally penciled to face each other at UFC 197 on April 23 but Cormier pulled out of the bout due to a foot injury

‘Rusty’ Jon Jones decisions Saint Preux at UFC 197

Apr 24, 2016 - 1:23 PM

UPDATED All 3 cageside judges score the contest 50 45 in favor of Jones who returns to the Octagon after a 15 month layoff

TRIUMPHANT COMEBACK. Jon Jones emerges with a victory in his return to the Octagon after a 15-month layoff. Photo from Jon Jones' Twitter account

Jon Jones gets new opponent for UFC 197

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Saint Preux 19 7 has an impressive run so far in the UFC only tasting defeat twice in his last 9 trips to the Octagon

NEW FOE. Jon Jones will face Ovince Saint Preux in lieu of Daniel Cormier at UFC 197. Photo from Ovince Saint Preux's Twitter account

Daniel Cormier pulls out of title fight vs Jon Jones at UFC 197

Apr 02, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Daniel Cormier withdraws from his light heavyweight championship rematch with Jon Jones due to a foot injury

FIGHT IS OFF. Jon Jones and Daniel Comier will have to wait to reprise their rivalry which dates back to UFC 182. File Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones released from jail after probation rap

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Jon Bones Jones receives new conditions on his probation but no prison time after being busted for several traffic infractions

OUT OF JAIL. Jon Jones escapes his latest brush with the law and will still headline UFC 197. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

UFC fighter Jon Jones arrested for violating probation

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:49 PM

It is unclear if this will affect with his involvement with UFC 197

PARKING TROUBLE. Jon Jones, seen here punching Daniel Comier during the UFC 182 event in January 2015, found himself under arrest after his recent brush with the law. File Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones cited for drag racing violation

Mar 29, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Jones is ticketed for drag racing in downtown Albuquerque New Mexico along with 4 other traffic infractions

MORE TROUBLE. Jon Jones, seen here punching Daniel Comier during the UFC 182 event in January 2015, gets into more trouble  as he is cited for 5 traffic infractions in New Mexico. File Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Jon Jones gives Daniel Cormier ‘DX’ crotch chop at UFC presser

Mar 05, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Jon Jones thinks he ll beat Daniel Cormier in their rematch and if you re not down with that he s got two words for you

BREAK IT DOWN. Jon Jones (L) has two words for Daniel Cormier (R) regarding their rematch. Photo by Steve Marcus/AFP

Jon Jones faces Daniel Cormier in rematch at UFC 197

Feb 08, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Jon Jones will try to recapture the light heavyweight championship when he faces Daniel Cormier for a second time

REMATCH. Daniel Cormier (L) will look to retain his UFC title and avenge his earlier defeat to Jon "Bones" Jones.

Jon Jones breaks his silence after Cormier’s win over Gustafsson

Oct 04, 2015 - 3:09 PM

The former UFC light heavyweight champion posted then deleted an Instagram video addressing Daniel Cormier s win over Alexander Gustafsson

SILENCE BROKEN. Daniel Cormier (L) defended the title that previously was held by Jon Jones. Photos from Wikipedia

Jon Jones pleads guilty, avoids jail time in hit-and-run case

Sep 30, 2015 - 3:15 PM

“Mr Jones you got real lucky and in a number of ways I think you need to talk to young people because making one stupid decision changes your entire future ” said a judge

MAKING HIS BONES. Jon Jones avoids jail time, clearing his path to rebuilding his career and life. Photo from Wikipedia

Cormier wins UFC light heavyweight title; Weidman retains

May 24, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Daniel Cormier is now a world champion as he captured the vacant light heavyweight belt by submitting Anthony Johnson in the UFC 187 headliner

Daniel Cormier wins the vacant light heavyweight title six months after losing his title bid to Jon Jones. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

UFC strips off Jones from world title; Johnson faces Cormier for vacant belt

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:29 PM

UFC’s decision comes following Jones’ arrest over a hit and run incident Daniel Cormier will face Anthony Johnson for the vacant light heavyweight championship

The UFC takes away Jon Jones' light heavyweight title following a hit-and-run incident. Photo from Jones' Facebook page

Jones vs Johnson, Weidman vs Belfort headline UFC 187

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:40 PM

Jon Jones will defend his crown vs Anthony Johnson while Chris Weidman will attempt to hold on to his middleweight vs Vitor Belfort

Jones vs Johnson, Weidwan vs Belfort headline UFC 187. Photo from UFC's Twitter

Johnson upsets Gustafsson to get UFC title shot

Jan 25, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Johnson improves his professional record to 19 4 and is now riding high on a 9 bout winning streak since his submission loss to Vitor Belfort in January 2012

Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson (L) defeats Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson in their UFC light heavyweight bout. Photo by JESSICA GOW/EPA

UFC boss knew Jon Jones’ drug test results beforehand

Jan 08, 2015 - 4:12 PM

You worry about the person first you forget about the fighting and the work side of it and worry about the person says Dana White

UFC President Dana White appears on FOX Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame” to talk about Jon Jones testing positive on cocaine. Screenshot from Youtube.com/UFConFox

Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine, enters rehab

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:25 PM

The UFC says it supports Jones decision to enter rehab to address the situation

REHAB. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine and enters himself to rehab. Photo from Jones' Facebook page

UFC champ Jon Jones enters Forbes’ list

Jan 06, 2015 - 5:46 PM

At 27 years old Jones already has 8 successful UFC light heavyweight title defenses

Jon Jones (L) celebrates after defeating Daniel Comier (R) during their light heavyweight title fight. Jones retained his title by unanimous decison. Steve Marcus/AFP

Jones defeats Cormier to retain UFC title

Jan 04, 2015 - 3:17 PM

All 3 judges gave a 49 46 score favoring Jones who won his 8th straight title defense

Jon Jones (L) celebrates after defeating Daniel Comier (R) during their light heavyweight title fight. Jones retained his title by unanimous decison. Steve Marcus/AFP

Wanderlei Silva receives lifetime ban in Nevada for skipping drug test

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Recently retired fighter Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime suspension from the NSAC for evading a random drug test while Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier received fines and community service for their brawl

Wanderlei Silva won't be fighting in Nevada any time soon. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Jones out of UFC 178; title tilt with Cormier moved to early 2015

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:43 PM

Another major blow has hit the UFC 178 pay per view as a leg injury forced light heavyweight king Jon Jones to withdraw from his championship clash against Daniel Cormier

INJURED LIST. Jon "Bones" Jones has withdrawn from his title defense with Daniel Cormier. Photo from Wikipedia

WATCH: Jones, Cormier brawl at UFC 178 media day

Aug 05, 2014 - 7:51 PM

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier engaged in a full fledged brawl during the UFC 178 media event

BONE TO PICK. Jon "Bones" Jones and Daniel Cormier couldn't wait until fight night to get their hands on one another. Photo from Wikipedia

Gustafsson out of UFC 178; Cormier steps in to face Jones

Jul 24, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Daniel Cormier s persistance in chasing a showdown with Jon Jones has paid off as he replaces an injured Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178

CHANGE OF PLANS. Daniel Cormier (L) will look to maintain his unbeaten record when he faces UFC light heavyweight champ Jon

Jones-Gustafsson rematch set for UFC 178 in September

Jun 07, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Despite previously expressing disinterest in fighting a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has had a change of heart

ONE MORE TIME. UFC light heavyweight champ Jon "Bones" Jones (L) and Alexander Gustafsson (R) will do it once more at UFC 178. Jones photo from his website/Gustafsson from Wikipedia

Jones outclasses Teixeira to retain belt at UFC 172

Apr 27, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Jon Jones used his superior standup game to pummel Glover Teixeira to retain his light heavyweight title by decision

STILL THE CHAMP. Jon Jones used superior foot striking to defeat Glover Teixeira. Photo from Jones' Twitter

The World's 10 Best MMA Fighters

Apr 09, 2013 - 9:14 AM

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