- The UFC released a fourth installment in the "Embedded" series for Saturday night's UFC 200 card. Included in the video, which you can view above, is Mark Hunt taking in some magic, Miesha Tate putting in a workout and Jon Jones doing the same.
- Jones made his first public appearance Thursday, addressing his removal from UFC 200 due to a possible failed drug test. The USADA informed the interim light heavyweight champion that his June 16 test came back for a violation of the policy.
Despite his past, this failed drug test was not due to recreational drug use, as it was an out-of-competition one that does not fall under the recreational banner.
Jones was asked by Chael Sonnen during the press conference in Las Vegas about the test in question, stating, "I would never take anything that would enhance my game. I wouldn't cheat."
A possible two-year ban from MMA stands in front of Jones if he is found guilty of using a banned substance. He stated that he would return to fighting even if given the suspension.
- The finals for The Ultimate Fighter 23 are now set, as Khalil Rountree meets Andrew Sanchez and Amanda Cooper battles Tatiana Suarez. The card takes place Friday night and airs live on FOX Sports 1.
Rountree (4-0) and Sanchez (7-2) will square off in the co-main event in a light heavyweight contest, while Cooper (1-1) and Suarez (3-0) tangle in a strawweight finale. Both winners will be crowned Ultimate Fighters and earn a contract with the UFC.
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale features a strawweight championship match between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha.
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