- As noted, Jon Jones took to his Twitter to address his failed drug test administered by USADA in June, which led to his removal from the UFC 200 main event. Jones tested positive for Hydroxy-clomiphene and Letrozole metabolite, which are both estrogen blockers that are commonly used when athletes cycle off of PEDs. Jones claims that he wasn't cheating and has "trust in the system" to help him prove it. Jones was also asked if he thought Brock Lesnar took steroids, or if they were in the same boat, to which he replied:
I know we are not in the same boat, I'll just leave it at that https://t.co/vDn1Vv8jAX— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 18, 2016
- As noted, UFC President Dana White will be speaking at the Republican National Convention tonight, which will kick off at 5:30 PM ET tonight. The theme of tonight's event is "Make America Work Again." White's bio in the RNC's official program reads:
"A self-described political independent, White has expressed his gratitude to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for helping the UFC succeed. Trump hosted the once-controversial mixed martial arts competitions at his Trump Taj Mahal casino property when other venues shunned the sport."
We will have more from White's speech tonight.
- Former UFC Womens Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who hasn't fought since losing her title to Holly Holm last November via second-round knockout, made it clear that she plans to return to MMA. As seen below, Rousey took part in a conference hosted by Robin Roberts. When asked what she wanted to do, Rousey replied, "I want to win my belt back."