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

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

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

Jones had been sidelined for an anti-doping violation for the past year and a half.

But let's say you have tickets to the fight in Vegas and can pull it off and go to LA to keep the UFC 232 dream alive.

On several occasions, White had to defend Jones' actions outside of the Octagon, though he also has been quick to lambast the former light-heavyweight champion for some of his past transgressions. USADA does not consider that a positive test, because it's been ruled to have been a result of the original failed test in 2017, but apparently the process following such a flagged test to get a license from the NSAC won't be able to be completed in time for the fight.

In the announcement to the sports programme, Novitzky said: "Both USADA and worldwide anti-doping experts told us this was not a re-ingestion of a prohibited substance, it was remaining effects from the July 2017 positive test - for which he was already sanctioned". 'And probably more importantly, he retains no performance-enhancing benefits from the small presence of the substance'. Whatever the case, the bout is widely regarded as one of the best in UFC history.

Jones tested positive for turinabol in 2017 and was suspended by the UFC for 15 months.

- Alexander Gustafsson reacted to the news that his fight with Jon Jones has been moved to Los Angeles from Las Vegas via social media, stating he still plans to avenge a previous decision loss to "Bones" when the two meet this Saturday at UFC 232 in the main event.

Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com pointed out on Sunday night when the news first broke that "depending on their income bracket, somewhere between 9.25-13 percent of their purses [will be lost] due to the card being moved from no-tax Nevada to high-tax California".

UFC's vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky said Jones isn't now in violation of USADA's drug-testing program.

That is not good at all and makes this situation all the more baffling. The answer is nobody.

But as the positive result came via an out-of-competition test it did not lead to a suspension. He's been here for weeks training for this fight, spent money. In an appearance on "SportsCenter", White said the fight needs to proceed without further delay, according to Okamoto. These guys need to fight; it's for the title.

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