- As noted, UFC Interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been pulled from his fight against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 this Saturday due to a potential doping violation. USADA, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, informed Jones of the potential violation today which stemmed from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 16, 2016. UFC President Dana White announced that Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt is now the main event for Saturday's show, and it will remain a three-round fight.
- Jones will address the media on Thursday morning at 8:30 am PT at the MGM Grand.
- It appears as if Daniel Cormier will be off of the UFC 200 card completely, although he is open to taking a fight if it makes sense.
"This is devastating to Daniel Cormier in every way it could possibly be," White said. "It stings real bad for him. I'd like to make a fight for him if I can."
"I've trained hard and long," said Cormier. "And if anyone would fight, I'd fight. But if it doesn't make sense for the organization or for me, then it doesn't make sense. So I really don't know what's next. It's very difficult to ask someone to come into this situation."