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

04:45  14 september  2017
04:45  14 september  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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MANILA, Philippines - The UFC has reinstated Daniel Cormier as the light heavyweight champion after the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jon Jones ’ 3rd round TKO victory in July to a no-contest.

In addition, UFC officially reinstated Cormier as light heavyweight champion . The move marks the third time in less than three years that Jones has been stripped of a UFC title -- once for disciplinary reasons following a hit-and-run arrest and twice for failed drug tests .

  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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