Jones stripped of title; breaks silence on Twitter

Jones 30 was previously banned for a year after failing a doping test in the run-up to a title fight against Cormier in July 2016

Jones, an Endicott native, took back the belt on July 29 with a knockout of arch rival Daniel Cormier.

The UFC has not announced when Cormier will defend the title yet.

According to sports analyst, Jones is the only UFC fighter that been ever removed from his championship title because of disciplinary reasons.

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Cormier initially didn't want to accept the belt, but after talking with UFC president Dana White, he became more open to once again being the light heavyweight champion. On Wednesday morning, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned the fight to a no contest - no longer a win for Jones. "This is the second time that the fighter failed his drug test", according to USADA.

The California commission made its no-contest ruling after Jones' backup sample also failed a US Anti-Doping Agency test for the same substance, the banned steroid Turinabol.

Daniel Cormier has been reinstated as UFC light heavyweight champion. As a repeat offender, he faces a suspension of up to four years. After avoiding serious punishment in previous incidents involving cocaine use and a drunk-driving conviction, he was stripped of his title in 2015 after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident that left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.

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