Dana White Rant: ‘I Still Haven’t Talked to Jon Jones!’ [Video]

Dana White has revealed he has yet to speak to Jon Jones following his failed drug test which saw him withdrawn from his headline bout with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in Las Vegas on Saturday.

It’s been a hectic 48 hours in the world of MMA. UFC 200, which was intended to be the biggest card in the history of the sport, was dealt a massive blow with the news that interim-champ Jon Jones had tested positive for a banned substance.

Later the same day Jones plead his innocence at a press conference, but the promotion still had to find a replacement, with the likes of Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi, and Alexander Gustafsson, all ready to step in at the last minute.

In the very early hours of this morning it was announced that the man to face Cormier would be former middleweight champ, and ‘GOAT’ contender, the legendary Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva.

In that time it’s understandable that Dana White has had little time for small-talk. However, in an explosive interview with Colin Cowherd, the plainly furious UFC CEO let his opinions on Jones’ conduct be known and that he had no intention of speaking with his former champion in the immediate future:

“The guy is a professional, I truly believe that he did take a supplement that had this stuff in it and it wasn’t intentional.

“But at the same time, come on! You’re 28 years old your probably the greatest talent to ever step foot in this sport, call USADA and tell them what supplements you’re taking”

Whatever the outcome of Jones disciplinary procedure, it’s plain that he will have some considerable bridges to build with White and the UFC, even when the key players have all calmed down.

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