Dana White: 'Jon Jones Did Not Do Anything Wrong'

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But rather than pulling the Jones-Gustafsson fight from the card, UFC officials have chose to keep the card intact by moving the entire event from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

The reason was because of an abnormality found in Jon Jones drug test that he took earlier this month that produced a trace amount of turinabol, which is the same substance Jones tested positive for in 2017 that led to the 15-month suspension. Instead it will be in Los Angeles, after a stunning decision by the UFC to move the event over an issue with Jon Jones.

The NSAC has jurisdiction over events in Las Vegas but not in Inglewood, California.

The late turn of events will be a logistical nightmare for so many people, including fans, fighters and media who have already planned their trip to Vegas - and the UFC world was stunned by the insane development.

The VADA testing was a suggestion made the California commission as Jones' previous hearing as a way to further vindicate him from any wrongdoing.

The fight was moved out of Las Vegas because the Nevada State Athletic Commission did not have the proper time to investigate the matter, according to USA Today.

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Following the exchange, Jones took to Twitter to thank the aforementioned parties that gave him the chance to still compete on December 29. "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".

A urine sample on December 9 found an abnormal level of the steroid turinabol, which Jones failed a test for in 2017 after beating Daniel Cormier by knock-out.

"Everybody here and everybody I just mentioned 100 percent believes Jon Jones is innocent".

Jones clapped back at Cormier on Instagram, writing: "I could slap your wife on the a- and you could literally do nothing about it". Yet that fight was changed to a no-contest after Jones tested positive.

The fight was scheduled for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but has been moved less than a week before fight night to The Forum in Los Angeles, with tickets for the new venue going on sale on Wednesday.

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). Whatever the case, the bout is widely regarded as one of the best in UFC history.

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