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Jon Jones pulled from UFC 200 for failed drug test, Lesnar vs. Hunt now main-event

It looks like the headliner for the UFC’s biggest PPV of 2016 has been cancelled at the last minute as reports are in that Jon Jones failed an out of competition drug test.

It practically sounds like joke. If nothing else, it’s certainly surreal. But, reports are in that the UFC light heavyweight title fight crowning their massive UFC 200 PPV event has been cancelled following the news that Jon Jones failed an out of competition drug test. MMA Fighting was on the scene and reported the news via Twitter:

Word is that an out-of-competition test, taken on June 16th is what’s resulted in the last minute fight change. It seems nearly impossible that the UFC could find a fighter to take on Cormier on just 3 days notice, but with one of the biggest potential PPVs of the year at stake, there’s a chance the UFC could get someone looking for a chance at fortune.

Fighting also reported that Dana White was apparently eating dinner when he got the news of the fight cancellation, so by all accounts it seems that the UFC was just as blindsided by this news as anyone else. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow as we’ll be sure to keep you updated with more details as they become available.

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