INGLEWOOD, California – UFC 232 takes place today in California rather than in Nevada, as originally booked. And although UFC President Dana White admits that this is "not the ideal situation," the whole week caused by his latest decision does not matter to him which setbacks there are.
"When I pull the trigger, man, we roll," White said MMAjunkie on Friday. "I never go" We made the wrong decision. "I hear no criticism. The opinions of other people mean nothing to me. I make decisions and we roll. That's it.
The UFC made an unprecedented decision on Sunday after UFC 232 headliner Jon Jones made an "atypical finding" for traces of Turinabol in a December 9 drug test conducted by the US Anti-Doping Agency had returned. Therefore, the Nevada State Athletic Commission would not license Jones at such short notice without first dealing with the problem. It is quickly noted that USADA does not consider Jones's test results to be an infringement. The UFC decided to transfer the entire map from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to the Forum in Inglewood, California. Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title will continue as planned.