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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier calls fight with Jon Jones ‘snakebitten’, says Jones ‘can’t get out of his own way’

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UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is disappointed his fight with Jon Jones is off but says he believes they will fight again eventually.

It has been a pretty hectic 24 hours for Daniel Cormier.

Late last night, the UFC held and impromptu press conference to announce that Jon Jones had been removed from the UFC 200 main event for a potential USADA violation stemming from a June 16th test. Cormier spoke briefly at the press conference affirming that he would like to remain on UFC 200 if a short notice opponent could be procured. Ultimately an opponent was found, a man by the name of Anderson Silva – the former UFC middleweight champion and arguably the greatest fighter of all time. But prior to that, yesterday morning Cormier went on The Herd with Colin Cowherd to discuss Jones’s removal from 200 and where they go from here.

“We have to see how this plays out but I think in time [we will fight again]. Four times Jon and I have been scheduled to fight and we’ve fought once. The very first fight he pulled out of, then he beat me, then I pulled out of the fight in April, and now this. It’s a snake bitten fight man. It seems as though every time we’re getting close to it happening, something horrible goes wrong. So I think in time, but he has to see what happens with this. Mistake or no mistake, USADA does not play around. There will be a suspension and he will have to abide by that.”

Jones is potentially facing a multi year suspension, depending on what drugs he was flagged for, the results of his B sample, and a host of other intricacies. For his part, Jones held a press conference yesterday morning where he apologized to ….View full article

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