Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, was prepared to take his UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) event and move it from Las Vegas to Los Angeles after Jon Jones — booked for the five-round championship main event — failed to get licensed by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
But he first needed the blessing of Alexander Gustafsson, who rematches Jones for the promotion's light heavyweight title.
Since “The Mauler” has already waited more than five years to avenge his loss, the towering Swede was not about to take any more chances and passed on White’s offer to reschedule their championship showdown for UFC 235 in March.
Fortunately for White, as well as Jones and Gustafsson, California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) had no problem giving “Bones” the paperwork he needed to compete. Sure, the rest of the fighters took it on the chin, as did the fans, but JUST BLEED!!!!!!
Watch it all go down in the latest “Embedded” video blog above.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 232 fight card on Saturday, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For the complete UFC 232 fight card and line up click here.