A decision was made by the UFC to move this past weekends UFC 232 card from Las Vegas, Nevada to Inglewood, California after the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) found an abnormality in Jon Jones’ drug test.
Jones still isn’t licensed by the NSAC and UFC President Dana White would be blown away if the NSAC didn’t license the fighter.
“He didn’t do anything wrong,” White said at the UFC 232 post-fight press conference. “I don’t know what to expect, but I would be blown away if they didn’t give him a license to fight in Nevada. It makes no sense – it makes no sense at all.”
There is a NSAC meeting scheduled for the end of this month and Jones licensing issues are expected to be decided at that point.
White says the NSAC could’ve licensed Jones before UFC 232, but the event was moved because the commission didn’t do it.
“They could’ve done (a hearing) on Friday (of fight week),” White said. “I’m a degenerate gambler, but I ain’t that much of a gambler. I wasn’t willing to risk that. If I have an ace and the dealer has an ace, I’m taking even money. I’m taking even money all day. So we moved the thing to California.”
The newly crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has previously failed two drug tests, with one happening before UFC 200 and the other in line with UFC 214.