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Pulled off UFC 200, an emotional Jon Jones denies intentionally doping

Pulled off UFC 200, an emotional Jon Jones denies intentionally doping

When he fought at UFC 100 in 2009, the heights Jon Jones could scale with his fighting talent seemed infinite.

Thursday, a day after being pulled off the UFC 200 main event due to a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance, the 28-year-old Jones stood on the precipice of representing the sport’s steepest fall from grace.

In a news conference at MGM Grand, the former light-heavyweight champion Jones (the younger brother of former Raven Arthur Jones), apologized to fans, UFC leaders and his scheduled opponent, light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, but denied that he had knowingly taking a banned substance.

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