UFC Head Honcho Dana White Said ‘Nobody In The History Of This Sport That’s Screwed Up More Than Jon Jones’
UFC 232 PPV event which relocates from Las Vegas, Nevada to The Forum in Inglewood, California on short notice due to former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recent drug test found traces of Turinabol, which stems from a positive drug test after UFC 214 fight in July 2017, is still getting a lot of negative responses.
Many fight fans are still furious on the fact that they are stuck with hotel booking, air travel, and tickets as they aren’t getting a full refund. Many fighters are unhappy with the promotion as they found out about the news through the internet instead of being adequately informed by UFC and many are angry as they are going to have to pay more in income taxes.
Of course, the whole burden goes on the shoulders of UFC president Dana White. In the moment of stress situation, White simply took Jones side and said former champ didn’t do anything wrong this time. (h/t BloodyElbow)
“Any time something pops up with Jon Jones, I’m like, ‘Jesus,’” White said during an interview with the Southern California News Group on Monday. “There’s literally nobody in the history of this sport that’s screwed up more than Jon Jones. That’s a fact.”
“Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. This time. So what’s fair is fair. This fight should happen, and it’s gonna happen, so it is what it is.”
White and UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Nowitzky said USADA reached out experts around the world, which determined that this was not a re-ingestion of the substance. So white said that was the only suitable reason to move the card to Los Angeles, which caused dissatisfaction among fans and fighters. Despite opposing sentiments, white said that was the right thing to do instead of finding a replacement.
“I have 550 fighters under contract. I have 350 employees. I have hundreds and hundreds of contractors that work for me. You can’t keep everybody happy. It’s impossible. Not everybody is gonna be happy.”
Moreover, White did ask Alexander Gustafsson to reschedule their title fight for UFC 235 in March. Since “The Mauler” has already waited for more than five years to avenge his loss, he decided to move forward with this fight instead of passing on.
Who do you think between Gustafsson and Jones will come out on top?