1ST OF HIS KIND! Jon Jones Sets New Precedent For Title Strippings.

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Tuesday evening was not the first time a fighter has been stripped of his title and it won’t be the last. However, Jon Jones became the first champion to be stripped for violating the fighter’s code of conduct policy after his hit and run incident!

MMA.TV compiled a list that highlights UFC fighters’ title vacancies!

Randy Couture, 1998
Stripped of the title after signing with Vale Tudo Japan. UFC heavyweight championship belt vacated.

Jens Pulver, Jan 2002
Stripped of the title after failed contract negotiations. UFC lightweight championship belt vacated.

Josh Barnett, March, 2002
Stripped of the title after failing PED test. UFC heavyweight championship belt vacated.

Murilo Bustamante, October 2002
Stripped of the title after signing with PRIDE. UFC middleweight championship belt vacated.

Tim Sylvia, September, 2003
Stripped of the title after failing PED test. UFC heavyweight championship belt vacated.

BJ Penn, May 2004
Stripped of the title after signing with K-1. UFC welterweight championship belt vacated.

Frank Mir, August 2005
Stripped of the title after a motorcycle accident. UFC heavyweight championship belt vacated.

Sean Sherk, December 2007
Stripped of the title after the CSAC upheld his positive test for tested positive for Nandrolone in his July 7 title defense. UFC lightweight championship belt vacated.

Dominick Cruz, Jan 2014
Stripped of the title after repeated injuries. UFC bantamweight championship belt vacated.

Jon Jones, April 28, 2015
Stripped of the title after being arrested on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injuries. UFC light heavyweight championship belt vacated.

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