Jon Jones stripped of UFC title, Cormier meets Johnson for vacant belt at UFC 187


The UFC has stripped [autotag]Jon Jones[/autotag] of his light heavyweight title and suspended the 27-year-old indefinitely as a result of his alleged involvement in a Sunday hit-and-run accident in New Mexico.

UFC President Dana White announced the news on tonight’s edition of “FOX Sports Live.”

As a result of Jones’ (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) suspension, recent title challenger [autotag]Daniel Cormier[/autotag] (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will step in to face [autotag]Anthony Johnson[/autotag] (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) for the now-vacant 205-pound belt in the UFC 187 main event May 23. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

White said he met with Jones and his attorney in Albuquerque, where Jones lives and trains at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA.

“He didn’t say a lot,” White said. “Obviously, he’s got to handle his legal proceedings. His lawyer didn’t say…

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