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Jon Jones is facing a two-year ban claims Dana White

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As you will probably have heard by now, UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been pulled from his unification bout with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200.

Jones has apparently failed a doping test undertaken last month by USADA, the people who run UFC's anti-doping strategy, and was removed from the main event, throwing the title fight into jeopardy with the UFC scrambling to find a replacement.

Well, being out of the main event isn't the only worry for Jones right now, as a huge suspension could be on the way for the so-called pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.

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Speaking at a hastily arranged press conference at the MGM Grand last night, a visibly shaken Dana White confirmed the news about the violation and said that a suspension could be on the way. 

"We will see how this thing goes down. Jones might get two years for this."

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Under the UFC's newest anti-doping program, a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug carries a standard two-year suspension.

Jones has been flagged up for a failed drugs test in the past. Before his first meeting with Cormier back in 2015, he was popped with traces of cocaine in his system. 

Things got worse for Jones later that year as he was suspended from April to October after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident.

Dana White is now looking for a replacement for Jones to fight Cormier. Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi are amongst the fighters who have already put their names forward to face the light heavyweight champ.

The bout between Mark Hunt and Brock Lesnar has been made the new main event.  

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