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White says he would decline a phone call from Jones: 'I'm not talking to him'

UFC president Dana White has not talked to Jon Jones, who was recently pulled from UFC 200 for a USADA violation, and doesn't plan on doing so in the near future.

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UFC president Dana White has yet to discuss Jon Jones' removal from UFC 200 with the former light heavyweight champion and is not interested in doing so anytime soon.

Jones was pulled from his highly anticipated rematch against Daniel Cormier earlier this week after USADA, the UFC's third-party anti-doping partner, flagged him for a violation of its anti-doping policy stemming from a June 16 out-of-competition drug test. Jones' 'B' sample was tested upon request, but also came back positive, and he is now facing up to a two-year suspension from USADA.

"Listen, I don't know where Lorenzo [Fertitta] is on this issue, but I still haven't talked to Jon Jones," White told FOX Sports 1's The Herd on Friday. "There is nothing for me and Jon Jones to talk about."

If Jones called White, the UFC president would not answer the phone.

"No. I'm not talking to Jon Jones," he said. "I’m not talking to him, there is no reason for us to talk. The guy is a professional. Listen, I'm not the biggest Jon Jones fan right now, but I truly believe that he did take a supplement that had this stuff in it, and it wasn't intentional. I truly believe that. But at the same time, come on! You're 28-years-old. You're probably the greatest talent to ever step foot in this sport. Call USADA and tell them what supplements you're taking!

"You've already been through this history of just absolute madness.  Forget doing it to us -- why would you do this to yourself?  You're a grown up! And the guys that are around him are just as bad. The guys who are supposed to be looking out for him and watching his back. Give me a break! Jon should have cleaned house a long time ago. That's what Jon should have done."

With Jones out, Cormier now fights former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a three-round, non-title fight on the main card of UFC 200, which takes place live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 9. In the main event, women's bantamweight titleholder Miesha Tate defends her belt for the first time against Amanda Nunes.