The California State Athletic Commission held a hearing today to set former UFC champion Jon Jones’s punishment for testing positive for a banned steroid after beating Daniel Cormier last July. As many anticipated, he was fined $205,000 and stripped of his license for a year. However, Jones was not suspended by the…
On July 29, Jon Jones completed his long redemption arc by knocking out Daniel Cormier with a vicious head kick in the third round, winning the UFC light heavyweight belt back in the process. On Sept. 13, Cormier was reinstated as champ after a second test confirmed that Jones had tested positive for a banned anabolic…
Three weeks after news broke that Jon Jones had tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol just before defeating Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, a second urine sample from the weekend of the fight has confirmed the original result.
Tuesday evening, it was announced that UFC light heavyweight champion and greatest fighter of all time candidate Jon Jones failed a drug test. Again. This pissed off legions of fans, a contingent of whom have been taking it out on a game developer named Jon Jones, who—just to be clear—is not a disgraced UFC champion.
As fun as it is to watch anonymous featherweights mash each other’s faces, the UFC only works when it has stars to sell the public. Brock Lesnar sold pay-per-views. So did Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva. Fighters’ peaks are short, since their trade involves repeated blunt-force trauma, but as long as the UFC…
Jon Jones was still in the octagon when he identified and challenged his next preferred opponent.
“I guess if you win both fights,” said Daniel Cormier, “there is no rivalry.”
There’s debate over whether the ref waited too long to stop the fight in Saturday’s light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, but maybe the real controversy should be over why a clearly concussed and struggling Cormier wasn’t allowed to immediately leave the octagon after that.
Jon Jones reclaimed the UFC light heavyweight title with a third-round TKO over rival Daniel Cormier in one of the promotion’s most anticipated matchups ever.
After what feels like years of turmoil and scandal, of missed fights and blown opportunities, the baddest motherfucker on Earth is finally back.
Jon Jones failed a doping test before UFC 200 this summer because he took an off-brand Cialis pill, he said on the Joe Rogan Experience yesterday. He told Rogan that he has a huge cock, and that he takes male enhancement because it “it puts the twist at the end of a punch” and “it’s a good time” while pantomiming a…
UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones was pulled from his UFC 200 fight against Daniel Cormier after he tested positive for a banned substance. Today, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed that Jones tested positive for two banned substances.
All the old knocks still apply. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a corrupt, exploitative brand in a corrupt, exploitative sport. It functions in large part to enrich the egos and bank accounts of people lacking for neither, and it does so belligerently. At the moment it’s a business that may or may not be for sale
Wednesday night, we all learned that the UFC 200 main event, a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, was off because Jones had failed a drug test. Less than an hour before the news broke widely, Cormier had to be told.
Jon Jones will miss this weekend’s UFC 200, where he was supposed to fight a rematch against Daniel Cormier in the main event, for a doping violation. The headliner of one of the UFC’s biggest cards of all time is now gone after he apparently failed a test three weeks ago.
(Seriously, though, Brock Lesnar!)
Whether or not you remember the time a year ago when Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier—the two best light-heavyweight fighters in the world, who legitimately can’t stand each other and match up in ways that make for brilliant fighting—were caught talking incredible shit to each other, you’ll appreciate this sequel, where…
Okay, so, last month, Conor McGregor, the UFC’s featherweight champion and biggest drawing card, lost to lightweight Nate Diaz, a late replacement for McGregor’s originally-scheduled opponent, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, in a welterweight fight; the UFC, smelling money, booked a McGregor vs. Diaz rematch…