UFC 232 is making news for all the wrong reasons, as headliner Jon Jones has once again forced the organization to make tough decisions so as to save an occasion.
By this time, it has been widely reported that the 31 year old light heavyweights once again tested positive for a prohibited substance, also UFC President, Dana White, made the unprecedented call to relocate the entire event from Las Vegas to Las Angeles seven days prior to the battle.
“Listen, it is not an easy choice to make,” stated White in Friday’s event press conference. “You have to pull the trigger and you have got to make moves.
“You can’t make everyone happy. Not every fan, each fighter, but we gave the fans at Las Vegas the chance to get tickets and the tickets are cheaper. We had over 3,000 people buy tickets that had tickets in Vegas. We did everything we can to make it simpler. We did what we can do.”
While this last minute venue change does place event ticket holders in a challenging predicament, the increased media buzz might potentially help the fight’s PPV outcomes. Combat sports have depended on hype and controversy to sell tickets, and while unlucky, this late audible by the UFC has definitely increased the battle’s vulnerability.
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