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Gustafsson reacts to Jon Jones’ drug test, other UFC 232 fighters express frustration on venue switch

Lots of frustration from the UFC 232 fighters.

Zuffa is moving UFC 232 from Nevada to California on just six day’s notice, because of Jon Jones’ latest controversial drug test. Alexander Gustafsson has since addressed the situation, saying he will finish Jones regardless of any substance that he may be taking.

The switch has a lot of impact outside of the main event though. A lot of fans who have purchased tickets, flights and hotels around that weekend in Vegas have expressed their frustrations on the change in venue. The same is true for many of the the actual fighters on the card, who didn’t really have a choice in the matter.

As Siyar Bahadurzada alluded to, it isn’t just flights, tickets, and accommodations for their family that they have to worry about. Fighters moving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles will also mean that they will end up being taxed more, and will take home less money from their actual paychecks.

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