After Sunday’s announcement that UFC 232 was moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, Jon Jones issued a statement praising the California State Athletic Commission.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission this week determined it did not have adequate time to examine Jones’ drug testing history and also the facts surrounding a Dec. 9 drug test that revealed that a residual quantity of the substance for which he had been tested positive for at July 2017 ahead of Saturday’s UFC 232. The NSAC wouldn’t accept Jones to struggle without fully assessing his instance.

As information on the drug test did not signify that a UFC Anti-Doping Violation by Jones, the UFC wanted to proceed together with Jones fighting alexander-gustafsson at the UFC 232 major event as intended. After the California State Athletic Commission agreed allowing Jones to struggle Los Angeles, UFC officials left the decision to move the event less than weekly until struggle time.

After the UFC 232 move statement, Jones issued the following announcement:

“I’m focused on achieving my ultimate objective of reclaiming my Light Heavyweight title.   I’ve voluntarily submitted to every USADA test in the lead up to this particular struggle and USADA has supported what I’ve been saying all together, which I’MA fresh athlete.

I thank the California State Athletic Commission also (executive manager ) Andy Foster for doing the ideal thing and encouraging me during this procedure. I cannot wait to combat Alex Gustafsson this Saturday December 29th at the Los Angeles Forum. ”


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