Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Watch Daniel Cormier Destroy Training Partner At UFC 220 Open Workouts

Watch Daniel Cormier Destroy Training Partner At UFC 220 Open Workouts

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been sitting on the sidelines since being notified of a second potential drug test failure by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Another day, another twist in the Jon Jones saga it seems.

The longtime feud between the pair seemed to be over after Jones defeated Cormier for a second time at UFC 214 a year ago, but just weeks later it was announced that he had tested positive (for the second time) for an anabolic steroid.

News came out the yesterday that Jones took a polygraph test to try and help prove his innocence.

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Now, such a test has virtually no bearing on the outcome of his upcoming hearing but still, if this report is to be believed, it does at least give the always-divisive figure something to stand on as the fate of his entire fighting future hangs in the balance.

The positive test was revealed after Jones took out Daniel Cormier in July at UFC 214, and reclaimed the 205 title.

"Bones'" team claimed a tainted supplement similar to how they did with his failed drug test prior to July 2016's UFC 200, where he tested positive for banned substances clomiphene and Letrozol before claiming it was "dick pills" that had caused the failed test. After that, Jones was expected to end up defending his UFC light heavyweight title against one of if not the most unsafe strikers in the division's history, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at UFC 187. As a result of the test, however, Jones was stripped of the belt and the fight was overturned to a no-contest. The two have had one the most heated rivalries in the sport's entire history and despite coming out on the wrong end of each of their fights, reasons outside the octagon have turned Cormier into more of the victor than the loser. "And I'm going to say this: Ted Bundy passed a polygraph test ... and then killed the f**king guy that was giving it to him".

Meanwhile, Cormier will defend the title against rising contender Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of this weekend's UFC 220 from Boston.

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