After a sensational UFC 196 that saw Miesha Tate become the new champion and Conor McGregor bag his first UFC loss, the MMA (mixed martial arts) waited with bated breath for the next big PPV, UFC 197. However, with Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier reportedly getting injured ahead of the event, all hopes to see a rematch between Jon Jones and Cormier seems to have come to an end.
ESPN has reported that Cormier has been forced to pull out of the event following a leg injury he picked up during training. The UFC hasn't brought out any statement, however, whether the fight between Jones and Cormier is actually called off or Jones will fight in the UFC 197 card, set for April 23 card in Las Vegas.
Just days back, it was announced that former champion Jones was found guilty of violating his probation period and was sent to a detention centre in New Mexico Tuesday for allegedly drag racing near a traffic stop.
In an incident that took place March 24, Jones mouthed foul words to a police officer in the streets after being caught guilty of drag racing and that was a violation of his 18-month supervised probation sentence. The MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter was made to sign a plea agreement after being discharged from a jail in New Mexico last year.
The agreement had stated that Jones should try to avoid getting into legal trouble for the next three years or else he will be convicted of felony again. The UFC released a statement soon saying that they are in touch with Jones' legal team and they won't give a comment on the incident until further information is gathered.