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Since Jon Jones was flagged for a potential USADA violation ahead of his UFC 200 bout, a lot of details regarding him have been up in the air.

Nothing is more questionable than the status of his interim light heavyweight title. was able to confirm with UFC Vice President of Public Relations, Dave Sholler today that Jones is, in fact, still the interim light heavyweight champion.

"He is still the interim champion," Sholler wrote. "Reminder, his case is still in the results management process."

Jones was awarded the title after he defeated Ovince Saint Preux in what was to be a title shot with Daniel Cormier. The reigning champ was unable to fight due to injury, so Saint Preux stepped in.

In fact, the title was meant to be unified at UFC 200 when Jones and Cormier were finally set to fight, but Jones was removed from the bout after news of the failed test came to light.

The question of what would happen to the title became more apparent when Jones was removed from the UFC rankings. He is currently on temporary suspension while they continue their investigation.

Someone might want to bring Cormier into the loop...


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