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08th Jul 2016

Dana White had some pretty strong things to say regarding the Jon Jones fiasco

Letting his emotions out

Ben Kiely

It’s been a very stressful time for UFC president Dana White.

Everything had been going so well for Uncle Dana. As it turns out, that wonderful period with zero drama leading up to UFC 200 was just the eye of the storm as the day before the official weigh-ins, the shit hit the proverbial.

Although the return of Brock Lesnar was undoubtedly the biggest draw for the landmark card, the light heavyweight title fight grudge match between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier filled the main event slot.

However, the highly anticipated rematch was scrapped from the card completely when it emerged that Jones had tested positive from a random drug test. He was booted off the card and former middleweight champion Anderson Silva swooped in to save the day and booked an extremely late notice three-round non-title fight against DC.

If you’ve been following the career of Jones, you’ll know that this isn’t the first time he’s been at the centre of a controversy that has affected events.

The former light heavyweight king was suspended indefinitely and had his belt revoked ahead of a defence against Anthony Johnson over his involvement in a hit-and-run in which a pregnant woman broke her arm. He has also tested positive for cocaine metabolites in a pre-fight drug test before fighting Cormier the first time and has several driving offences to his name.

However, almost ruining the biggest card in UFC history appears to be the final straw for White, who spoke to Jonathan Coachman ahead of the “just for show” UFC 200 weigh-ins on Friday night.

No love lost there.