Daniel Cormier injures leg, out for UFC one hundred ninety-seven rematch with Jon Jones

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 8:35 AM

Sources confirmed the development to ESPN. com on Friday, following an initial report by BJPenn. com. UFC officials haven't yet commented on Cormier'south withdrawal or indicated whether Jones will stay on the April twenty-three card in Las Vegas.

Daniel Cormier injures leg, out for UFC one hundred ninety-seven rematch with Jon Jones

A highly anticipated light heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones at UFC one hundred ninety-seven later this mo is off, as Cormier has been forced to draw out because of a leg injury.

Sources confirmed the development to ESPN. com on Friday, following an initial report by BJPenn. com. UFC officials haven't yet commented on Cormier'south withdrawal or indicated whether Jones will stay on the April twenty-three card in Las Vegas.

Cormier (17-1) was scheduled to create his second title defense. He lost to Jones in a prior meeting at UFC one hundred eighty-two in January two thousand fifteen, but won the title in his very following fight after Jones was stripped of the 205-pound belt because of disciplinary reasons.

Cormier didn't immediately return requests for comment.

The UFC one hundred ninety-seven headliner was keep in jeopardy earlier this week, when Jones (21-1) was arrested Tuesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for violating his probation. Jones is currently below probation as portion of a plea agreement for a felony hit-and-run charge latest year. However, on Thursday, he was cleared to travel to Las Vegas and stay in the fight after appearing before a judge.

Currently, a flyweight championship bout between Demetrious Johnson (23-2-1) and Henry Cejudo (10-0) is slated as the UFC one hundred ninety-seven co-main event. The pay-per-view card will get space at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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