Espn’s Brett Okamoto is reportingt that UFC President, Dana White informed him that Jon Jones will be stripped of the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Belt as a result of three independent arbitrators ruling to suspend Jones for a year, due to testing positive for a banned substance, just prior to UFC 200.
White said, “Jon Jones has blown it in every way shape and form a guy with that much talent can blow it. Greatest talent ever and the biggest screw-up ever”.
Jones won the interim UFC Light Heavyweight title, when he defeated Ovince St. Preux, back in April. Jones was stripped of the official UFC Light Heavyweight title, due to his actions in a hit and run car accident in 2015.
White also announced that the UFC has removed Jones from their official fighter rankings.
Jones is eligible to return to fighting in July, 2017