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Daniel Cormier, other MMA fighters react to UFC 232 changing locations

Daniel Cormier, other MMA fighters react to UFC 232 changing locations

"I'm not going to move a whole f***ing event to Los Angeles because we need Jon Jones to fight on Saturday because money, or we need ... none of that s**t".

That positive test resulted in the UFC stripping Jones of the light heavyweight championship, an 18-month suspension levied by USADA (which he has since served) and a $205,000 fine from the state of California. USADA does not consider that a positive test, because it's been ruled to have been a result of the original failed test in 2017, but apparently the process following such a flagged test to get a license from the NSAC won't be able to be completed in time for the fight.

Jon Jones' controversial return to UFC after a 15-month doping ban has been moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles at less than a weeks' notice due to a new drugs testing abnormality with the same substance he was previously suspended for.

On Monday afternoon, the former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones responded to this comment from Gustafsson.

Because the original test was for a fight in California, the California State Athletic Commission will license Jones because they are already aware of the details of the first test, thus the fight will be moved. "They were the ones dealing with this and they have all the history with him".

"Who has made more mistakes than Jon Jones?"

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The decision was met with fierce criticism from fighters on the card and fans planning to attend the event, who are now faced with the hard task of trying to book travel to and accommodation in LA.

And for the fighters and their camps, it means unwanted upheaval and stress during a time when they are beginning to think about cutting weight and making their final preparations for their respective bouts.

"Everybody here and everybody I just mentioned 100 percent believes Jon Jones is innocent".

A urine sample on December 9 found an abnormal level of the steroid turinabol, which Jones failed a test for in 2017 after beating Daniel Cormier by knock-out.

White added: "If these guys even doubted that something bad happened here and he was wrong or whatever, the fight's off". He did not test positive; he did not do anything wrong here.