UFC 232 is making information 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 event.
By this time, it’s been widely reported that the 31 year old light heavyweights once again tested positive for a banned substance, also UFC President, Dana White, made the unprecedented call to relocate the entire event from Las Vegas to Las Angeles six days before the fight.
“Listen, it’s not a simple choice to make,” said White in Friday’s event press conference. “You’ve got to pull the trigger and you have got to make motions.
“You can’t make everybody happy. Not every fan, every fighter, however we gave the fans in Las Vegas the chance to acquire tickets first, and the tickets are cheaper. We had over 3,000 people buy tickets here that had tickets in Vegas. We did everything we could to make it simpler. We did what we can do.”
While this last minute venue change does put event ticket holders in a difficult predicament, the enhanced media buzz might potentially help the combat’s PPV results. Combat sports have depended on controversy and hype to sell tickets, and while unlucky, this overdue perceptible from the UFC has definitely increased the fight’s exposure.
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