Not even a last-minute relocation can stop the UFC 232 train. That's if you believe what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is selling.
According to the brash head honcho, the pay-per-view (PPV) event -- which will feature a Light Heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson -- will be a sellout thanks to a record-smashing post-Christmas demand for tickets.
The Forum has a capacity of 17,000, which means those that purchased tickets in Las Vegas and chose to get a refund can get situated in the arena one way or another if they opt to make the trip over to California and fork over the cash.
"Tickets will go on sale Wednesday,” White previously told ESPN. “People who bought tickets here in Las Vegas can get a full refund and we’ll figure out how to get you seated in L.A. if you’re interested in moving to L.A. to watch the fight."
At the end of the day, it's all about the bottom line regardless of who gets to attend and who gets left out in the cold. Indeed, the event was moved from Las Vegas, Nevada over to Inglewood, California a week from fight after an abnormality was discovered in Jones' drug test.
The fight will be the first for Jones since serving his suspension for failing a drug test at UFC 214 over a year and a half ago. In fact, according to experts, it's that same failed test that is causing the mess we're in now.
Nevertheless, "Bones" will have the opportunity to win his belt back since Daniel Cormier will be retiring soon, and the promotion saw no use in having him parade around as the "champ champ."
Meanwhile, Gustafsson is once again the forgotten man thanks to all the drama surrounding Jones, but is determined on taking away Jon's shine and ending his era once and for all while winning his first-ever UFC world title.
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.