Jones stripped of title, suspended indefinitely

April 28, 2015

The UFC announced Tuesday night that it has stripped Light Heavyweight Jon Jones of his title and suspended him indefinitely. Daniel Cormier has stepped in to face Anthony Johnson for the now vacated title at UFC 187.

The discipline to Jones comes after his hit and run accident in New Mexico this weekend. Jones fled the scene. An arrest warrant was issued for Jones after it was discovered that one of the individual’s involved, a pregnant woman, suffered a broken arm. Jones turned himself in and bail of $2,500 was posted shortly after his incarceration.

Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Lawrence Epstein met with Jones after his first court appearance. The announcement to strip Jones of the title was announced the same day as the meeting.

Cormier was scheduled to meet Ryan Bader in New Orleans as part of a UFC Fight Night in June. No replacement for Bader has been announced.

Payout Perspective:

For the cynical, one might suggest that a strong first quarter of 2015 helped Zuffa make this decision. UFC 187 still has a strong card and if Jones were kept on the card, his legal matters would have been a distraction in lead-up to the event. In the end it was the correct decision for the organization to make. It seems a little odd to praise the UFC for doing what it should be doing, but we have seen prior examples of inconsistent discipline. While Zuffa could have indicated that it would wait until the facts came out, enough was enough. It slapped Jones on the wrist with a $25,000 fine for violating the Athlete Code of Conduct for using cocaine prior to UFC 182 and it had to do something more this time around.

MMA Payout will keep you posted.

26 Responses to “Jones stripped of title, suspended indefinitely”

  1. d on April 28th, 2015 8:35 PM

    Solid replacement fight. DC is going to take it.

  2. saldathief on April 28th, 2015 8:41 PM

    Should be a good fight, the UFC needs to move on!

  3. Logical on April 28th, 2015 9:01 PM

    *Jones was scheduled to meet Ryan Bader in New Orleans as part of a UFC Fight Night in June.

    *Cormier

  4. The Greatest on April 28th, 2015 11:16 PM

    What did we tell you D?
    All those superfights you claimed were gonna happen, arent going to happen.

    May-Pac on May 2nd. Buy it twice to give Mayweather the money he deserves.

  5. d on April 28th, 2015 11:50 PM

    Hahaha. You are a fucking idiot. You were and are still wrong. There is still a double title fight on. This card really hasn’t lost much. The undercard is loaded too. Aldo-McGregor is still on last time I checked also.

    I wouldn’t watch that shit if I was paid to watch it. I’d rather watch women’s golf than a Mayweather fight. They are snooze fests. You better enjoy that incredibly boring fight, it will be the last major boxing super fight.

  6. The Greatest on April 29th, 2015 2:48 AM

    Shut the hell up D, you know your ass is fuckin watching that fight Saturday, moron.

    Aldo-McGregor is not a super fight.

  7. mmaguru on April 29th, 2015 4:51 AM

    Back to my 2015 predictions:

    Top 5 predictions for 2015
    1, Zuffa sells UFC or Dana White is no longer running the organization
    2. Boxing has 2 PPVs that eclipse 2 million buys
    3. Cormier will defeat Jon Jones (wins the title) and defend his title 2 more times during the year
    4. Fedor will fight at least 1 MMA fight
    5. Bellator will host an event at the Saitama Super Arena

    1. Still hasn’t happened
    2. 1/2 of it has happened
    3. Looks like Cormier will be champ
    4. Let’s hope it happens
    5. If Bellator is still a viable organization, expect it to happen New Years Eve

  8. jjjjjj_ffffff on April 29th, 2015 4:58 AM

    DC takes Rumble down to neutralize his striking…DC get it done with a boring 5 round UD….. DC is an elite fighter who would be the #1 LHW in the world if Jones didn’t exist…

  9. d on April 29th, 2015 5:36 AM

    Hahaha. The Gayest, never in a million years would I watch that shit. I’d rather watch cricket.

  10. Jason Cruz on April 29th, 2015 5:59 AM

    @Logical – Fixed

  11. saldathief on April 29th, 2015 6:18 AM

    D proves that he is not a combat sports fan and just a ,soon not to be paid anymore because the UFC is loosing its shit fast, paid blogger computer dork anti sports looser.

  12. saldathief on April 29th, 2015 6:20 AM

    Maypac isn’t on D’s free fight pass so how would he watch it? hahahah Boxing doesn’t need mma fans, or paid bloggers anyhow hahaha

  13. d on April 29th, 2015 6:37 AM

    Sal is the boxing promoter turned tranny.

  14. saldathief on April 29th, 2015 7:47 AM

    Hey D anymore big predictions for the year? hahahah looks like boxing will double again! of wait the ufc might have MSG hahahahaha I hear they might sell out in Canada hahahah Scotland is suppose to sell out quick! oh boy huge year hahahahah I can’t wait for Rousey to fight some made up opponent, maybe cyborg? sad and pathetic when a women is now the super star of the UFC! oh wait Conor has a bud light deal hahah Cain who? Free doritos in mexico hahaha Silva doing the Olympics hahaha Rampage is back and did 70k hahahah come on this promotion is a joke and they don’t even know it!!!

  15. d on April 29th, 2015 11:02 AM

    Uh, my predictions are usually accurate, yours are always dead fucking wrong, like your ppv predictions this year for the ufc.

    You are completely delusional, I guess that is what happens when you get your dick hacked off, tranny he/she.

  16. tops E on April 29th, 2015 11:31 AM

    Hahahahaha….more bad news for the ufc….

  17. saldathief on April 29th, 2015 2:49 PM

    D cant handle that the UFC is now a women dominated sport hhahah. Here is a prediction Rousey has one more fight then she bails hahahahah I was right in 2014 and will be right in 2015 hahahah. Here is a fact, not a prediction or opinion, every single number across the board is way down in the ufc, the only number that is up, is the number of posts D types defending the lie!!! hahahahah

  18. d on April 29th, 2015 8:14 PM

    Sal is foaming at the mouth again, ranting incoherently, creating his delusions.

  19. The Greatest on April 29th, 2015 11:39 PM

    I can only imagine what D would say if boxing became women driven.
    But since its the UFC its ok right?

  20. d on April 30th, 2015 12:14 AM

    The Gayest is unaware of the fact that boxing is becoming a transexual sport. Haha. Their promoters are starting to make the leap, next up is the fighters. Many of which are already openly gay.

  21. d on April 30th, 2015 12:14 AM

    Tim Brown is a lot smarter than the average boxing fan:

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/04/29/tim-brown-mayweather-is-boring-knock-somebody-out-already

  22. saldathief on April 30th, 2015 3:20 AM

    Yea Jon Jones knock someone out already!! oh wait he didn’t in his last fight, oh I forgot he wont be anytime soon either bahahahahahahah bahahahhahahahaha bahahahhaahhaha!!!!!!!! D has nothing as usual!!!! oh wait Rousey is fighting soon, another made up opponent. Great job UFC hahaha

  23. saldathief on April 30th, 2015 3:23 AM

    Boxing tried the womens crap, guess what? Boxing fans weren’t into it. Its sad when a women is a major draw for the UFC. hahahaha Rousey Cyborg is the only big fight they have now bahahahahahha

  24. d on April 30th, 2015 8:24 AM

    Sal….foaming at the mouth again like the retard he is.

    By the way, Jon Jones beats the shit out of people usually in his fights. Floyd Mayweather doesn’t even hurt anyone with any of his punches unless he blindsides someone. Outside of the cheap shot to Ortiz, when was the last time someone even felt one of his punches? Haha. Mayweather’s fights are about as exciting as CSPAN. HAHAHAHA! Enjoy the last fight for boxing. HAHAHA!

  25. saldathief on April 30th, 2015 3:26 PM

    Funny how the most boring fighter according to the boxing haters will do millions of ppv buys sat and is the highest paid athlete ever!! Kind of makes the haters look ridiculously stupid!! And JJ has never even come close hahahahah

  26. d on April 30th, 2015 9:30 PM

    Yeah, it is funny. What it goes to show you is that the drama surrounding a fight is more entertaining than the fight itself, in boxing of course. HAHAHAHAHA!!

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