With just 2 days to go until UFC 200, UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones found himself pulled from the historic card after being notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation.
Ultimately, Anderson Silva took Jones’ place against Daniel Cormier on the card, and Jones was handed a provisional suspension until his hearing with the NSAC.
Ahead of Holly Holm’s ‘UFC Chicago’ scrap with Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday, Holm gave her thoughts on her teammate’s situation. MMAFighting has the quotes:
“There’s always a lot going on, but when it comes to the actual gym, we get there and we work out hard and we train hard,” Holm said. “Jon has actually been in the gym working out. He said he doesn’t want to let anything stop him. We’ll see what comes of the situation.”
“I always want the best for Jon,” Holm said. “He’s always been very supportive and I feel like he’s so much better and more patient than me in a lot of situations.
“I know how much he genuinely cares to do well and be well. I hope everything turns out well and we’ll see what happens.”