Sport Daniel Cormier Reinstated As UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

07:35  14 september  2017
07:35  14 september  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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

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

Jon Jones has been stripped of his title, and Daniel Cormier is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion . BREAKING: Daniel Cormier says Dana White will reinstate him as UFC light heavyweight champion !

Daniel Cormier is back to being the UFC light heavyweight champion . UFC spokesperson Lenee Breckenridge confirmed with MMA Fighting on Wednesday night that Cormier has been reinstated as champ .

  Daniel Cormier Reinstated As UFC Light Heavyweight Champion © Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Daniel Cormier was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion after his July 29 fight with Jon Jones was ruled a no-contest, the UFC announced Wednesday.

Jones tested positive for Turinabol after defeating Cormier at UFC 214 to win the title. On Wednesday, Jones' "B" sample also came back positive, so the California State Athletic Commission overturned the result of the fight.

Cormier initially didn't want to accept the belt, but after talking with UFC president Dana White, he became more open to once again being the light heavyweight champion.

Jon Jones’ B sample from UFC 214 also positive for steroid turinabol

  Jon Jones’ B sample from UFC 214 also positive for steroid turinabol Jon Jones is now likely to go to arbitration with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in an attempt to clear his name. That process could take anywhere from three to six months. His representatives have maintained his innocence.Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) faces up to a four-year ban for his second doping violation and could be stripped of his title, according to UFC President Dana White.The potentially long penalty factors in Jones' first USADA doping violation, which resulted in his scratch from a title unifier with Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) at UFC 200.

It’s been a rough week for Jon Jones, and it’s looking to get a little worse as it appears UFC President Dana White will be stripping Jones of his title and reinstating Daniel Cormier as UFC light heavyweight champion .

Daniel Cormier is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion . The UFC has officially stripped Jon Jones of the title after his fight against Cormier was overturned to a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission following a positive drug test for steroids.

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"The reality is for me, to say 'I don't want this title' when I was going to be in a championship fight anyway, financially, it's just a big difference if I don't fight as the champion as opposed to fighting for a vacant title," Cormier says in the video.

The UFC has not announced when Cormier will defend the title yet.

This article was originally published on SI.com

Cormier urges fans to lay off criticizing Jones' failed drug test .
Newly minted UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier thanked fans for their support.Daniel Cormier is now going to bat for Jon Jones.

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