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Daniel Cormier Reinstated as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images UFC spokesperson Lenee Breckenridge confirmed to Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting on Wednesday that Daniel Cormier has been reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion.
"If it's a no-contest, then the fight didn't happen," Cormier said Wednesday on UFC Tonight (via Raimondi). " [White] said, 'If one of you guys would have missed weight, he would have won the fight, but you still would have kept the belt. Because of that, the championship is getting returned to you.' The fight is a no-contest. If he cheated, he could not have fought and cheated and still won the fight. Once again, I'm the UFC champion." As Brett Okamoto noted, it's a fascinating final chapter to Jones vs. Cormier: Jones "won" both matchups between the pair, though only his first win at UFC 182 in January 2015 will stand.
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