Jon Jones has officially been pulled from of UFC 200 this weekend.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion was scheduled to challenge current champion and bitter rival Daniel Cormier in the main event.

However, in one of the most shocking turn of events in UFC history, Jones was pulled from the event Wednesday night after being flagged for a potential violation stemming from a drug test administered by USADA on June 16.

“I don’t know,” said UFC President Dana White when asked what substance Jones had tested positive for. “Obviously, he has the chance to prove himself innocent before being called guilty. But if it’s true, super disappointing.”

As a result of Jones’ removal, Comier has also been pulled from the card. The three-round heavyweight bout between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt will now serve as the new main event.

“This is devastating for Daniel Cormier,” said White. “Not only mentally and physically, he just went through a camp, and financially, this pay-per-view is trending to be massive, and he shares in that revenue. He’s devastated.”

This is not the first time Jones has been been tied to a drug scandal in the UFC. In January 2015 all hell broke loose in Jones’ life after it was made public his pre-fight drug test results ahead of UFC 182 revealed he had tested positive for cocaine. However, since the Nevada State Athletic Commission follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, Jones was not suspended due to the fact the fact cocaine is not considered a banned out-of-competition substance.

He was later stripped of his light heavyweight title and removed from his scheduled title fight at UFC 187 following his role in a hit-and-run case in Albuquerque.

Stay tuned for further updates as the situation progresses.

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