UFC 232 is making information for all the wrong reasons, as headliner Jon Jones has once again forced the organization to make difficult decisions so as to save an occasion.
By this time, it’s been widely reported that the 31 year old light heavyweights once again tested positive for a prohibited substance, and UFC President, Dana White, made the unprecedented call to relocate the entire event from Las Vegas to Las Angeles seven days before the battle.
«Listen, it is not a simple choice to make,» stated White in Friday’s event press conference. «You’ve got 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 acquire tickets and the tickets are cheaper. We had over 3,000 people buy tickets here that had tickets in Vegas. We did what we can to make it simpler. We did what we can do.»
While this last minute venue change does put event ticket holders at a difficult predicament, the increased media buzz could potentially help the combat’s PPV outcomes. Combat sports have always relied on controversy and hype to sell tickets, and while unlucky, this late audible by the UFC has definitely increased the battle’s exposure.
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