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Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Dana White Reports he Still Hasn’t Spoken to Jon Jones Since UFC 200 Incident

Cormier (left) and Jones (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

It’s been over a year since Jon Jones’ well documented fall out from UFC 200, but Dana White’s reporting he still hasn’t spoken to the star.

Jones is booked to fight light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier this Saturday at UFC 214. The rivals were scheduled to fight at UFC 200 last July, but Jones was pulled from the card, just days out from the event, due to a USADA flag.

Recently White spoke to ESPN, and while doing so, the UFC President reported the following (quote via MMA Fighting):

“Jon Jones and I still haven’t talked since the last time he pulled out of UFC 200,” White said. “But he’s getting the opportunity right now to come back and face Daniel Cormier, without a doubt two of the best light heavyweights ever, both of these guys.

“…I wasn’t happy with him and what happened with him falling out of UFC 200,” White explained. “I feel like we’ve been there for the guy every time he’s had a problem, and for him to do that at UFC 200, I was just… I was not happy. But we don’t have to talk for him to come back and do what he’s going to try to do on Saturday night, we don’t have to talk. I’m not mad at him anymore like I was before, but we’ll see how this thing plays out. I mean, if he doesn’t show up for this one, that’s going be whole other ball game, but I’m cool with Jon Jones right now.”

At one point, White said Jones wouldn’t headline in his next bout, as result of the UFC 200 incident. But, Cormier – Jones II will serve as the main event at UFC 214, which will take place in Anaheim.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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