The mixed martial arts world was rocked late Wednesday night when it was reported the UFC 200 main event between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones had been canceled due to Jones being flagged for a potential USADA violation.
As soon as Jones was pulled from the card, a heavyweight clash between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt was promoted to the headlining spot.
But what does that all mean for Daniel Cormier?
According to UFC president Dana White, Cormier will remain on the UFC 200 fight card and receive his hefty pay day. After all, it was a mistake by Jones that led to the fight being canceled and it was well out of Cormier’s control.
“We will get a fight done,” White told Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports on Thursday afternoon. “Cormier WILL fight this weekend.”
White also confirmed that middleweight champion Michael Bisping will not be the opponent.
So, who does that leave?
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One of the most vocal fighters on the UFC roster looking for the Cormier fight has been Gegard Mousasi, a current middleweight who was the last fighter to hold the Strikeforce light heavyweight title.
Mousasi is already scheduled to compete at UFC 200, so he would be a logical replacement.
Hopefully, the UFC will make an announcement in the coming hours if all parties can agree to a bout.
UFC 200 takes place Saturday night at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.