UFC moving Saturday UFC 232 card to Los Angeles for ‘Bones’ Jones

UFC moving Saturday UFC 232 card to Los Angeles for ‘Bones’ Jones

"There's not enough time for Nevada to do this, so we're moving the event to California where the commission has already dealt with Jon Jones".

So what happens to all those fans who bought tickets to the event, one that features the return of Jones in a title fight against Alexander Gustafsson as well as the superfight/title fight between Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes?

USADA ultimately ruled that the latest positive drug test was just residual traces from that original test past year and there would be no sanctions handed down to Jones as a result.

Therefore, USADA decided they wouldn't punish Jones, though the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to refuse to license the New Yorker.

"This is the same substance that was detected in Jones' positive test from July 28, 2017 and for which he received a 15-month sanction from an independent arbitrator under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy".

According to ESPN, the USDA determined Jones's positive test this time around was because of a residual amount of the substance that lingered in Jones's system from 2017.

UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky told USA Today that Jones had not violated the anti-doping program.

This is quite low, even for Jon Jones. California reinstated Jones' license to fight almost two weeks ago, Foster said.

And former UFC fighter David Michaud tweeted to suggest that any trips involving a Jon Jones fight should always include contingency plans. "He was absolutely up to speed on all of these issues", UFC Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Hunter Campbell said. "U can be on rocket fuel, I'm still gonna finish u Jon". Jon Jones has got his life together.

'I sincerely thank the California State Athletic Commission and Andy Foster for doing the right thing and supporting me through this process.

"After extensive analysis of Mr Jones' prior 18 months of USADA in- and out-of-competition anti-doping drug-testing results, director Bennett, chair Marnell and Mr Jones agree that he will appear at an evidentiary hearing in January".

Unsurprisingly, Jones' big rival and current two-division world champion Daniel Cormier, posted to Twitter when the news broke, calling the situation "a joke". Yet that fight was changed to a no-contest after Jones tested positive.

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