Michael Bisping.

Two top UFC stars want to replace Jon Jones in UFC 200 main event

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By now, you will undoubtedly have seen the shocking news that Jon Jones has been pulled from the main event of UFC 200.

Jones, who was supposed to be facing Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight championship, was taken out of the match after USADA told the fighter himself and the UFC that he had failed a drugs test undertaken last month.

Following that, Dana White called an emergency press conference where he confirmed Jones' removal from the fight. He also added that he's looking for a new opponent for Cormier, and two stars have stepped up.


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It seems that the light heavyweight championship is an in-demand belt, with two stars already taking to Twitter to throw their hat into the ring to face Cormier, the current champion. 

Those men? Current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, and former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi.

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Mousasi, who held the light heavyweight titles in Strikeforce as well as DREAM, is willing to move back up a weight and compete in a title bout against Cormier. You've got to appreciate the endeavour of the man to tweet at both Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. 

And then there is Bisping, who is seemingly trying to make it his gimmick that he's a fighter who steps in at the last minute and wins the belt, upsetting all the odds.

After beating Luke Rockhold for the UFC middleweight title on short notice, it seems Bisping now wants the chance at becoming a two-weight champion.

Hopefully, the UFC do let one of these fighters take on Cormier for the strap. The UFC 200 card is badly missing that title fight and getting a replacement for Jones would certainly help the buy rates.

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