UFC 232 is scheduled to be moved to LA on less than a weeks notice due to an abnormal drugs test.
The test from earlier this month showed Jon Jones to have traces of turinabol in his system. This was the same substance found in an earlier test leading to his suspension by NSAC back in 2017. According to the UFC’s VP of Athlete Health and Performance, Jeff Novitzky, the substance was so small leading him to believe it wasn’t new traces in Jones system and therefore not a violation.
“A picogram is a one-trillionth of a gram,” Novitzky told the media. “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.”
The NSAC however do not have time to investigate and clear Jon Jones to fight in Las Vegas so the UFC have made the decision to move the event to Inglewood California. Fans already with tickets are expected to get a refund with tickets for the new location going on sale Wednesday.
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