The fight against Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 Saturday will not be held, Jones has been flagged for an allegedly anti-doping violation in a random drug test given to him June 16, by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
According to multiple sources, Jones was scheduled to fight opponent Daniel Cormier Saturday and will not be able to compete because of the USADA UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Anti-Doping policy. The results management and appropriate adjudication of this will be handled accordingly.
In a statement released by the UFC, because Jones was scheduled to compete July 9 in Las Vegas, there is insufficient time for a full review before then and therefore, the fight has been removed from the fight card. As a result, the main event will be the three-round heavyweight fight between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt.
The statement also said, “the UFC Anti-Doping Policy there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
According to the statement, ticket refunds will be available upon request at a primary point of purchase.