UFC 232 Moves to California on less Than One Weeks Notice After the Nevada State Athletic Commission Decided That They Could Not Sanction Jon Jones to Fight After an Abnormality Was Found in His Drug Test Sample… Here’s Some of The Best Twitter Reactions From Throughout the Day…
Jon Jones is headlining UFC 232, so naturally, chaos has erupted. After one of his test samples was found to contain traces of Turinabol, the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to grant him a licence to fight in Las Vegas, where he was meant to take on Alexander Gustafsson in the T-Mobile Arena.
USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, has released a statement that states they do not believe that ‘Bones’ has cheated and that this is just a remnant from his 2017 drug test failure. That’s why the fight will move to the Forum in Inglewood, California, on less than a week’s notice. Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter to what was a frankly ludicrous situation.
Them: OMG @JonnyBones pissed hot again?!
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 24, 2018
People seem to be divided into two camps. Some are adamant that there is a conspiracy against Jones and that he remains the GOAT. The other side is that he is a serial cheat and that this is just the UFC trying to desperately salvage a situation where they stand to lose a lot of money.
Many professional MMA fighters – both current and former – have been commenting throughout the day. We’ve already devoted an article to Daniel Cormier, so here are some more fighter’s reactions. You can see Colby Covington’s reaction above. Meanwhile, here’s some more random reactions:
Brendan Schaub: “USADA is a joke. Small trace amount from 2017 trigged a positive test? UFC has to move the entire event from Vegas to LA due to “holidays” for NASC. Oh cool. Nothing fishy AT ALL.”
Dillon Danis: “once a juice head always a juice head.”
Khabib Nurmagamedov: ‘Move my court to Russia.”
Needless to say, a lot of fans aren’t happy about what’s happened with less than a week to go until the event. The UFC doesn’t seem to care at all that Alexander Gustafsson is Swedish, and will have a large contingent of travelling fans who will suddenly either have to cancel, just stay in Las Vegas, or struggle to find last-minute travel plans. Well, scratch that – they don’t seem to care about Gustafsson, because they made this decision without consulting him.
Brian Kelleher: “Can I have some of Jon Jones purse though as reimbursement to the family that I have flying down to Vegas and the hotels booked? @UFC.”
@shoutshabba: “Jon Jones is a w**ker. Pass it on.
@Rchila_:“I’m 100% down for all fighters to boycott
#UFC232. Why should everyone be inconvenienced just because of Jon Jones? Who always manages to fuck up and then has the audacity to talk shit and show his true colors.
Hunt Knows Best
And now we’re going to leave you with these rants from former UFC fighter Mark Hunt. Enjoy.
“ hey everyone let’s move the whole Ufc show in a week for a cheater promoting and condoning steroids isn’t ok @Ufc @jeffnovitzkyufc @danawhite and @jonnybones your a worthless cheating lil rat @alexthemauler don’t bother this loser isn’t on your level this peice of sh*t company has always promoted cheaters and now they moving the show in one week from Vegas to California for money they certainly have taken away my love for fighting f*cken scummy theives I hope everyone sues the ass out of u f*ckers fucken trash oh and a merry Christmas to all u f*ckers and a happy steroid new year (Mark Hunt, Instagram.)
“UFC ultimate f*cken cheaters why don’t u jus cut jones pay gustuvsen and leave the show in Vegas all the fans and families who have already paid don’t miss out oh u only care about the PPV merry Christmas to everyone who has already paid to go there I hope no one buys your ppv motherf*ckers the least u could do is pay for everyone’s flights to California and accommodation tickets food and everything else u have screwed those there from oh and u can stick my crooked finger in your bum hole for Christmas u poxy lil bitch @danawhite” (Mark Hunt, Facebook.)