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Daniel Cormier releases statement regarding Jon Jones’ drug test failure

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

On July 29, Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier to become the undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion once again.

On Tuesday, news broke that Jones had failed a UFC 214 drug test.

Upon hearing the news, Cormier briefly spoke to exclusively about the news:

“It's hard to find words to describe how I'm feeling right now,” Cormier said. “I'm disappointed to hear the news. It's very emotional.

“We as athletes are entitled to due process, and I will refrain from saying much more until I know exactly what happened.

“In my mind, on July 29, I competed and I lost. I thought Jon Jones was the better man that day. I don't know what to think anymore. I can’t believe we are going through all of this again. We will see what happens next.

“Thank you to all my fans who have supported me during this dark time. I love you all very much.”

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