Published: 11:29 | 14/9/17

Cormier reinstated as UFC champion


Daniel Cormier been reinstated as the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion following Jon Jones' failed drug test.

Jones regained the 205lb title with a third-round TKO victory over Cormier at UFC 214 at the end of July, but the 30-year-old then tested positive for the steroid Turinabol.

And the California State Athletic Commission [CSAC] has now officially changed the result to a "no contest", which means the title reverts back to Cormier.

"If it's a no contest, then the fight didn't happen," the 38-year-old told UFC Tonight.

"[UFC President] 'Dana White said: 'If one of you guys would have missed weight, he would have won the fight, but you still would have kept the belt. Because of that, the championship is getting returned to you.' 

"The fight is a no contest. If he cheated, he could not have fought and cheated and still won the fight. Once again, I'm the UFC champion."

Jones previously withdrew from a fight against Cormier in July 2016 and was suspended for a year after testing positive for two banned substances.

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