Jon Jones has been pulled from UFC 200 due to a potential doping violation. With only days until the UFC’s biggest card ever was scheduled to go down, the latest dramatic chapter in Jon Jones’ GOAT career has shaken up the main event and leaves multiple legacies in limbo. According to MMA Fighting, Jones’ positive sample came from an out-of-competition test on June 16th. Jones, who has been jovial on UFC Embedded and throughout the last few days with the press, has yet to speak publicly on this fallout.
So our new main event is Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt (which is above two title fights).
Dana White immediately went live with a press conference and explained what he knew, which wasn’t much outside of Jones’ failed USADA test, and said Jones could possibly be looking at two years away from the sport, further cementing Jones as MMA’s Mike Tyson.
Dana White was distraught at the presser, explaining what he could.
“This sucks. I don’t know what to say. This sucks. It’s unfortunate.”
“That’s all I know. That’s all I know and … y’know, obviously he’s got the chance to prove himself innocent before being called guilty. But if it’s true, super, super disappointing.”