UFC Strips Light Heavyweight Title From Jon Jones, Reinstates Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Daniel Cormier is once again the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Cormier confirmed the news on UFC Tonight after speaking with UFC president Dana White. Jon Jones defeated Cormier to win the belt at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif. But Jones tested positive for the steroid Turinabol in an in-competition drug test and the ‘B’ sample confirmed the positive test Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned the fight to a no contest — no longer a win for Jones.

Therefore, Cormier is back to being the champion.