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.
“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.
At this point, 24 years after it held its very first event, the UFC is no longer a rough-and-tumble spectacle with fighters who scrap in the hospital after their official bout and champions who shit on featured sponsors in the octagon. After being sold for $4 billion last year, the promotion has continued to try and…