UFC 232 moved to Los Angeles after Jones' failed drug test

Ruben Holloway
December 25, 2018

Former world heavyweight champion Frank Mir saw his UFC career ended by a hotly-disputed anti-doping case with USADA, and he sees parallels with Jones' situation, but very different approaches by the anti-doping administrators.

"He was willing to jump on a plane yesterday and go take a drug test - like, immediately".

Breckenridge said in a statement that AXS.com planned refunds at original points of purchase for buyers of tickets to the Las Vegas event. "I'll still gonna finish u Jon!"

He also made an Instagram post calling out Jon Jones with the headline of him testing positive, writing "He tested positive again!" in the caption.

"After extensive analysis of Mr Jones' prior 18 months of USADA in- and out-of-competition anti-doping drug-testing results, director Bennett, chair Marnell and Mr Jones agree that he will appear at an evidentiary hearing in January". However, the match was ruled a no-contest following Jones' failed doping test.

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Along with Jones vs. Gustafsson, UFC 232 will also feature Cris Cyborg (20-1) vs. Amanda Nunes (16-4) and Carlos Condit (30-12) vs. Michael Chiesa (14-4).

A positive drug test for tainted superstar Jon Jones has forced the blockbuster UFC 232 card to be relocated from Las Vegas to California on six days' notice.

"Usada has confirmed what I've been saying all along, that I'm a clean athlete", he posted on social media.

"I sincerely thank the California State Athletic Commission and Andy Foster for doing the right thing and supporting me through this process".

UFC 232 events that had been set for Saturday at T-Mobile Arena will be held at The Forum in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, UFC spokeswoman Lenee Breckenridge said.

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After defeating Daniel Cormier in July 2017, Jones was stripped of the championship after the positive test and was given a 15-month suspension.

At the time of their first bout, Jones never had any run-ins with drug testing, though he rose to prominence before USADA inked a deal with the UFC to become the official drug testing agency.

The news only got worse even after he defeated Cormier in their rematch midway through 2017 at UFC 214.

He served a one-year ban for a positive test for the anti-estrogenic substance clomiphene as well as an aromatase inhibitor letrozole in July 2016.

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