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MMA news roundup: Jon Jones reportedly terrorizes drug testers, Conor McGregor and Dana White both confirm returns, Mike Tyson gets Joe Rogan endorsement

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The MMA world is teeming with new and exciting updates, so buckle up for the daily roundup to stay up to date on all the notable moments in our favorite sport! We start today with the UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, who allegedly threatened to kill a drug tester. Then we will shift our focus to that Conor McGregorwho supported Dana White's claims about his UFC return. Finally, we summarize the daily news summary Joe Rogan Weighing the age factor for Mike Tyson before his fight against Jake Paul.

Jon Jones' alleged altercation with a drug tester

Jon Jones is out of action with a shoulder injury and it could be a while before he fights again. Meanwhile, the heavyweight champion recently found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. In a report by 'ABQ RAW', Jones recently had an altercation with a drug tester, presumably from Drug-Free Sport Internationaland supposedly threatened him with death.

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The drug tester reported the incident to Albuquerque police and mentioned that Jon Jones was drunk and even tried to take his cell phone. Law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation into the UFC champion's crime while we wait to see what the outcome of the investigation will be in the coming days.

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Will Conor McGregor return soon?

Dana White recently sent the UFC world into a frenzy after sharing a story on his Instagram account announcing the possible return of Conor McGregor. His social media post reads: “The Notorious is.” “Soon” back in action. Furthermore, McGregor confirmed this joke from the UFC CEO and also shared a post with the same caption on his Instagram account.

After not participating in the drug testing program for over two years, Conor McGregor is now the most tested UFC athlete so far in 2024. Lately, he has been keeping his fans updated about his drug tests on his social media from time to time. With Dana White's tip and McGregor's support of his claim, the return of “Mac” seems more certain than ever.

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Joe Rogan doesn't think age will be a barrier for Mike Tyson

Many combat sports fans have expressed concern for Mike Tyson's well-being ahead of the July 20 fight against Jake Paul. Considering he's in his late 50s, people found it shocking that “Iron” chose to return against a much younger opponent. Regardless, Joe Rogan doesn't think Tyson would face any hurdles due to his age, especially the way he has trained for his return to boxing at 57.

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“Yes, he is 57 years old, he will be 58 when they fight… He also does this unique type of training with electrical muscle stimulation… it has huge benefits in injury rehabilitation and is also of benefit to many people Meaning “You gain strength when you use it, as opposed to just lifting weights… you don’t lose as much in ability,” Rogan said during a recent episode of the JRE Podcast. While Mike Tyson was the fiercest fighter in his younger days, it remains to be seen whether he can rekindle that attitude against Jake Paul and potentially end the YouTuber's boxing endeavors.