UFC Replace Fighter Recently Suspended For Drugs With Fighter Recently Suspended For Drugs


THE UFC has announced it is to replace a fight containing recently suspended Jon Jones, with a fight containing the recently suspended Anderson Silva, following revelations that the embattled fighter tested positive for banned substances this week.

In an unsurprising turn of events, UFC director Dana White announced Daniel Cormier will take on Anderson Silva in a three-round non-title fight at UFC 200 on Saturday night, despite Silva ironically failing a similar drug test last year.

“To be honest, it was hard to find any UFC fighters with a clean urine sample at such short notice,” White told the press at a briefing last night, “athletes can’t flush their system out that quickly. Luckily, Anderson was done last year and is still wary of doping tests, so his urine was clean… for once”.

The UFC 200 card was originally due to be headlined by Conor Mc Gregor vs Nate Diaz, before then changing to Jones vs Cormier, but that fight was replaced by Brock Lesnar’s return against Mark Hunt, which has since been knocked back to second on the bill to Miesha Tate’s first defence of her bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes.

“We have no idea what we’re doing,” White admitted. “I just hope everyone turns up on the day, minus drugs in their system”.

The UFC is no stranger to doping controversies as in 2008, the entire fighting championship was suspended for 12 months after it tested positive for illegal substances.