UFC Christmas Wish Backfires As Fight Fans Are Furious Over UFC 232 Move In Twitter Replies

Promotion’s Holiday Message Backfires As Fans Decry Over UFC 232 Debacle

This past weekend news broke that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’s recent drug test came out abnormal. That caused the UFC to relocate the entire UFC 232 pay-per-view event from T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas to The Forum in Southern California on such short notice after Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) decided not to license Jones to fight Alexander Gustafsson this Saturday.

However, California Athletic Commission (CAC) agreed to license Jones for the fight.

Jones, 31, submitted his sample to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Dec. 9, and it found little traces of substance metabolite of a chlorinated steroid. It’s the same metabolite that was found in former champ’s system back in July 2017, for which he already received a 15-month reduced suspension.

Fight fans are fucking pissed and furious as there traveling plans to Las Vegas screwed up. UFC immediately offered refunds to fans who purchased tickets to Vegas. But some fans who already spent thousands of dollars on a hotel, flight booking and other things left in a rage.

Most of the fighters who’re competing at UFC 232 also unhappy as fighting in California as opposed to Las Vegas means the fighters will have to pay more income tax. Moreover, they will now have to rearrange their schedules and relocate. Hell yeah, that’s a big deal when trying to cut weight and train for a fight at the last minute.

The interesting part, UFC president Dana White came to defend Jones, saying former champ didn’t do anything wrong, fight with Gustafsson should happen this weekend.

Plenty of fight fans have been lambasting UFC for it’s handling of UFC 232 situation after they moved the entire card from Vegas to California. Yesterday promotion took to Twitter to send out holiday message, that trend continues.

Check out the fans reaction to UFC’s holiday message:

Fighters reaction:

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This mess could have easily been handled by postponing Jones vs. Gustafsson by a few weeks and promoting the Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes to the main headliner. However, time will tell if fight fans can able to forgive UFC for poor handling of a fight card.

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