Cormier torn over receiving UFC title after Jones tests positive

Cormier torn over receiving UFC title after Jones tests positive

In an appearance on UFC Tonight, Cormier (19-1) suggested he didn't want the title back at first, but ultimately was going to fight for the belt either way and accepted reinstatement for financial reasons.

As the MMA world still reacts to the news that Jon Jones has been stripped of the UFC's light-heavyweight crown, "Bones" is denying that he ever used steroids. He then, however, failed a drug test for cocaine metabolites. Of course, he's owed his due process, but because he's a repeat offender, Jones is now facing a four-year suspension.

Jones' team have previously claimed that a dubious supplement is likely the cause for the positive results.

Cormier lost the belt to Jones in a third-round stoppage at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California. Guys now I call upon you to take a breathe, lay off of Jones.

That was before both of their lives were completely upended - again - by another Jones failed drug test.

"I believe it points to the fact that losing to me was not really an option for Jon, and whatever had to be done was going to be done in order to ensure that didn't happen".

The title was returned to Cormier after shamed fighter Jones tested positive for Turinabol leading up his TKO victory over the former Olympic champion at UFC 214 in July.

"The hardest part is, why hasn't this happened to me?" "But three times we've been scheduled to fight, and in every one of those situations, he's failed for something". Let's respect that. You don't show ur support for me by hurting others.

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