UFC 232 is making news for all of the wrong reasons, as headliner Jon Jones has once again forced the organization to make difficult decisions so as to save an event.
By now, 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 seven days prior to the fight.
“Listen, it’s not an easy choice to make,” stated White at Friday’s event press conference. “You have to pull the trigger and you have got to make moves.
“You can not make everybody happy. Not every fan, every fighter, however we gave the fans in Las Vegas the opportunity to get tickets and the tickets are cheaper. We had over 3,000 people buy tickets here that had tickets in Vegas. We did. We did what we can do.”
While this last minute venue change does place event ticket holders at a challenging predicament, the enhanced media buzz could potentially help the fight’s PPV results. Combat sports have depended on controversy and hype to sell tickets, and while unfortunate, this late perceptible from the UFC has definitely increased the battle’s exposure.
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