UFC 232 is making news for all of the wrong reasons, as headliner Jon Jones has once again forced the organization to make tough decisions in order to save an occasion.
By now, it’s been widely reported that the 31 year old light heavyweights once again tested positive for a banned 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 an easy decision to make,” said White at Friday’s event press conference. “You have to pull the trigger and you have got to make moves.
“You can’t make everybody happy. Not every fan, each fighter, however we gave the fans at Las Vegas the chance to get tickets and the tickets are cheaper. We had over 3,000 people purchase tickets that had tickets in Vegas. We did. We did what we can do.”
While this last minute venue change does put event ticket holders in a difficult predicament, the increased media buzz could potentially help the fight’s PPV outcomes. Combat sports have always relied on hype and controversy to sell tickets, and while unlucky, this late audible from the UFC has definitely increased the battle’s exposure.
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