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Here's what the Jon Jones fiasco did to morale, as explained by a UFC 232 fighter

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UFC fans are fucking pissed.

And rightly so, as anyone with a ticket to UFC 232 in Las Vegas will have to wait for a refund, then somehow try to make arrangements to head to California — after buying tickets all over again — in order to watch Jon Jones fight Alexander Gustafsson.

That’s because the Dec. 29 headliner was shot down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) when Jones returned a drug test that showed traces of Turinabol, forcing the promotion to close up shop and reopen in Inglewood.

It seems California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) will gladly rubber-stamp that license and reap the financial rewards of hosting a major mixed martial arts (MMA) event.

But fans were not the only ones to get screwed. Most of the fighters competing this weekend (see them here) will now have to rearrange their schedules and relocate. Yes, that’s a big deal when trying to cut weight and train for a fight.

And what about the friends and family in tow? UFC light heavyweight, Corey Anderson, breaks it down on Instagram.

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He’s not kidding. Newark sucks.

Both Jones and promotion president Dana White insist “Bones” did nothing wrong and that moving UFC 232 to another state was in the best interest of all parties involved. Trying telling that to the people from Guatemala.

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