Daniel Cormier no longer has two losses on his record.
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned the result of the UFC 214 bout between Cormier, the former UFC Light heavyweight champion, and Jon Jones at UFC 214 on Wednesday to a no-contest, CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting. CSAC’s decision comes one day after the B sample from Jones’ failed drug test confirmed he had Turinabol, a steroid, in his system for the fight.
Jones won the UFC light heavyweight championship by beating Cormier, a former NCAA All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State, in the third round at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. With the decision now overturned to a no-contest, Cormier (19-1) now only has one loss on his record — an unanimous decision to Jones at UFC 182 in 2015.
It is not the first time Jones has tested positive for a banned substance.
Jones tested positive for Letrozol and clomiphene, and was pulled from the a title fight against Cormier three days prior to UFC 200 in July 2016. Jones was suspended one year, while Cormier defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 200. As a repeat offender, Jones could face up to a four-year ban by USADA.
Cormier won the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 187 against Anthony Johnson in May 2015 after Jones was stripped of the title and suspended indefinitely after facing felony charges from a traffic incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cormier defended the title four times before UFC 214.
The UFC has not released a statement regarding whether Jones will be stripped of the light heavyweight title. It remains unclear if the UFC does that if the belt will go back to Cormier.