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Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones Trade Barbs In The Wake of UFC 232 Relocation

The MMA world was in full meltdown on Sunday after the news broke that UFC 232 would be relocated from Las Vegas to Inglewood, California on six days’ notice due to an abnormality in Jon Jones’ test results, and one interested observer wasted little time in sounding off.
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Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones Trade Barbs In The Wake of UFC 232 Relocation

The MMA world was in full meltdown on Sunday after the news broke that UFC 232 would be relocated from Las Vegas to Inglewood, California on six days’ notice due to an abnormality in Jon Jones’ test results, and one interested observer wasted little time in sounding off.
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Jon Jones Fails Yet Another Drug Test, UFC 232 Moved From Vegas to LA

At this point, you just have to expect them.

That’s right folks, Jon Jones – the former champ who cannot stay out of trouble – has failed a drug test prior to next weekend’s UFC 232. It’s for a minuscule, possible trace amount of steroid from his last drug test, but whateves. The point is, UFC 232 was supposed to take place in Las Vegas, but the UFC wants to keep Jones on the card (against Alexander Gustafsson). And since the Nevada State Athletic Commission is pretty much on holidays now, the UFC is packing everything up and holding the event in Los Angeles.

Oy.

Here’s MMAJunkie with the UFC’s spin:

UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky said Jones’ positive test is not a violation. He said USADA, in consultation with other organizations, believes the test is a “pulsing” effect and not a new ingestion of the substance that he tested positive for after a UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier in July 2017.

Novitzky described the amount of turinabol metabolites in Jones’ system in low “picogram” levels.

“A picogram is a one-trillionth of a gram,” Novitzky said. “If you put one grain of salt on the table and split it up into 50 million pieces, a picogram is one of those pieces of that gram of salt. These levels have shown up in the single and double digits of picograms – so such a small amount.”

Sure, buddy. Sure. Meanwhile, every fan who bought a ticket to see UFC 232 in Vegas is now screwed.

Also, Jon Jones sucks.

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‘Clean’ Jon Jones Releases Statement On UFC 232 Drug Test

It wouldn’t be a Jon Jones fight without some sort of crazy drama. This time that drama materialized in the form of an ‘abnormal’ USADA drug test result, one that found trace metabolites of oral Turinabol in his system. USADA released a statement claiming this came from Jones’ original drug offense in July of 2017, but the Nevada commission refused to sanction Jones’ UFC 232 fight on December 29th against Alexander Gustafsson.

In an interesting turn of events, the UFC has decided to save the fight by switching the location, taking UFC 232 from Vegas to Los Angeles after the California commission tested Jones and agreed to license him. That’s obviously led to a lot of what the holy huh wow reactions from everyone, including Jones’ most famous opponent Daniel Cormier.

The two went back and forth in less than professional fashion, which is a contrast to the official statement Jones just put out:

Oh, and because this is Jon Jones, he couldn’t help but get a parting shot in at Daniel Cormier referencing his six figure challenge…

In this case, the UFC and Dana White seem to be standing behind Jones and agreeing with USADA’s determination that this is tied to his previous suspension. And while it’s nice to see the UFC stand by their man, you still gotta feel for all the sports fans who planned vacations to Las Vegas for UFC 232. Losing a main event is nothing new, but an event switching cities? We hope a 4 hour drive from Vegas to Los Angeles isn’t out of the question for too many of you.

What do you think, Maniacs? Are you happy the UFC did what they had to do to save Jones vs. Gus? Or would you rather they kept the event in Las Vegas?

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NAC Refuses to License Jon Jones After Drug Test Abnormality; UFC 232 Moved to California

UFC 232 has been moved from Las Vegas to California after the Nevada Athletic Commission refused to license Jon Jones due to an abnormal finding in his drug test results.
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NAC Refuses to License Jon Jones After Drug Test Abnormality; UFC 232 Moved to California

UFC 232 has been moved from Las Vegas to California after the Nevada Athletic Commission refused to license Jon Jones due to an abnormal finding in his drug test results.
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Jon Jones Fails Yet Another Drug Test, UFC 232 Moved From Vegas to LA

At this point, you just have to expect them.

That’s right folks, Jon Jones – the former champ who cannot stay out of trouble – has failed a drug test prior to next weekend’s UFC 232. It’s for a minuscule, possible trace amount of steroid from his last drug test, but whateves. The point is, UFC 232 was supposed to take place in Las Vegas, but the UFC wants to keep Jones on the card (against Alexander Gustafsson). And since the Nevada State Athletic Commission is pretty much on holidays now, the UFC is packing everything up and holding the event in Los Angeles.

Oy.

Here’s MMAJunkie with the UFC’s spin:

UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky said Jones’ positive test is not a violation. He said USADA, in consultation with other organizations, believes the test is a “pulsing” effect and not a new ingestion of the substance that he tested positive for after a UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier in July 2017.

Novitzky described the amount of turinabol metabolites in Jones’ system in low “picogram” levels.

“A picogram is a one-trillionth of a gram,” Novitzky said. “If you put one grain of salt on the table and split it up into 50 million pieces, a picogram is one of those pieces of that gram of salt. These levels have shown up in the single and double digits of picograms – so such a small amount.”

Sure, buddy. Sure. Meanwhile, every fan who bought a ticket to see UFC 232 in Vegas is now screwed.

Also, Jon Jones sucks.

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Cormier And Jones Get Personal Over ‘Positive’ UFC 232 Drug Test

The MMA world is still reeling from the Christmas anti-miracle that is UFC 232 getting moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles over an ‘abnormal’ Jon Jones drug test. Specifically, a December USADA urine test that found 60 picograms of oral Turinabol metabolite in Jones’ system, an amount that USADA and the UFC both agree is probably from his initial drug test failure in July of 2017.

But wait … the metabolite didn’t show up in several other Jones drug tests? And it shows up again now, a year and a half later? Is everyone really 100% sure that points to a tiny amount still hanging around? The skeptical side of me wonders whether this is all just poorly done micro-dosing. Add in Jones’ suspicious T/E levels in 2015 and off brand Viagra excuse in 2016 and I’m starting to doubt Jon’s pretty convincing “I’m just a f**k up” line.

Whatever the case, Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson will still go down, just at the Forum in Inglewood instead of the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.

Fans who booked up a Vegas vacation with the intent of attending UFC 232 are pissed. Also unhappy? Daniel Cormier, whose legacy is forever tied to Jon Jones and his many screw ups. “DC” responded to the situation shortly after it was revealed, panning USADA and thanking the Nevada commission for not moving forward with the fight.

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That last Instagram post caught Jones’ attention, and things quickly got personal. Here’s what he wrote to Cormier in the comments before quickly deleting the message:



Yep, in case you thought things had changed in the last ten minutes, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier still don’t like each other.

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NAC Refuses to License Jon Jones After Drug Test Abnormality; UFC 232 Moved to California

UFC 232 has been moved from Las Vegas to California after the Nevada Athletic Commission refused to license Jon Jones due to an abnormal finding in his drug test results.
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Forget About GOAT, Jones Wants To Be A ‘Bad Motherf*cker’

Jon Jones is already considered one of the best fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. Despite his unpredictable layoffs and legal troubles outside of the cage, “Bones” remains arguably the most gifted martial artist to ever step foot inside of the Octagon.

Next weekend at UFC 232 in Las Vegas, Jones will make his return to the sport against rival Alexander Gustafsson and try to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title that he never actually lost in competition. A victory for Jones would put him back on the 205-pound throne and cap off a true MMA comeback story.

But despite all of his accolades and accomplishments inside of the Octagon, the only thing that matters to Jones is being remembered as a “bad motherf*cker.” Going down as the GOAT would be nice, but “Bones” believes that discussion is driven but popularity, not necessarily the overall resume of a fighter.

“No, I don’t think being considered the best — I don’t think one fight makes you, one fight doesn’t make my career. It’s the journey, it’s not about one fight,” replied Jones during Thursday’s UFC 232 media call (replay here) when asked his thoughts on the being considered the greatest fighter of all-time.

“I feel like there will always be a debate about who is the best, whoever is the best is whoever is hot at the current moment. I feel like MMA fans are very quick to forget a lot of peoples’ accomplishments.”

Jones, who is guaranteed to land on MMA’s Mount Rushmore when it’s all said and done, pointed to other combat greats to help support his claim.

“For example, Anderson Silva is not even considered to be in the conversation anymore as the GOAT, which is a shame because he’s done so much for our sport. Jose Aldo, these guys have been kicking ass for years, they’ve done so much for our sport and then one defeat, and now they’re not the best any more,” he said.

“I understand that the conversation will always just be an opinion and I’ve just got to focus on the things that I can control, which is preparing myself the best that I can for each fight and making sure my hand is raised at the end of the day.”

So if Jones isn’t fighting to be considered the “GOAT,” what is the New York native hoping to accomplish? Like most fighters competing in the game today, “Bones” simply wants to be remembered as a fighter who put it all on the line and absolutely demolished the competition (which he has to this point in his career).

“What is my legacy? What would I want it to be? Let’s see here, just being a bad motherf*cker at the end of the day. Just a bad dude, man. Am I perfect? No. Am I a Christian who swears? Yes. Do I love God? Yes. Do I love my family? Yes. Am I bad motherf*cker in that ring? Yes,” Jones said.

“That’s it, man. One thing I’m realizing is, being the champion, you don’t have to wear a suit everyday, you don’t have to be politically correct and have all the kids look up to you and say that you’re such an angel. Who said that’s what a champion has to be?”

UFC 232 will take place on Dec. 29 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and be headlined by the highly-anticipated Jones vs. Gustafsson rematch.

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