Daniel Cormier Reinstated as UFC’s Light-Heavyweight Champion
By FCF Staff
Less than two months after Daniel Cormier lost the UFC’s light-heavyweight title to Jon Jones, the decorated fighter’s been reinstated as the 205 champ.
Following the news that the California Commission has overturned Jones’ stoppage win over Cormier at UFC 214 to a no-contest, the promotion has handed the latter back, the light-heavyweight title. The California Commission announced the bout had been changed to a no-contest, after Jones’ B sample from UFC 214, also tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol.
The UFC has released the following statement regarding the light-heavyweight belt:
UFC was informed Wednesday that the result of the UFC 214 bout between Jon Jonesand Daniel Cormier on July 29 was overturned by the California State Athletic Commission. The ruling changes the Jones ‘win’ to a ‘no contest’ following a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected after Jones’ weigh-in on July 28, 2017.
As this was a title bout, Cormier will be reinstated as UFC light heavyweight champion.