Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is wasting zero time promoting the return of Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, to the fight capital of the world: Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s because “Bones” was supposed to rematch Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in “Sin City” late last year, but then an “abnormal” drug test forced the promotion to make an unprecedented last-minute venue switch to The Forum in Inglewood, California. It was a box office success, but no one was really happy about it. At all.
Anyway, Jones now gets another chance after Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) earlier this week granted him a one-fight license to compete at UFC 235 (details), which will take place inside T-Mobile Arena on March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. He will defend his 205-pound title against No. 3-ranked division contender, Anthony Smith, in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event ... if he doesn’t fuck up again, of course.
Jones, Smith and several other stars of the show, as well as company president Dana White, will gather inside David Copperfield Theater at 8 p.m. ET to promote their respective fights and answer questions from the esteemed mixed martial arts (MMA) media. Who knows, White might fight a scumbag media member in attendance before it’s all said and done.
Here’s the full line up of UFC 235 press conference participants:
- Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman
- Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
- Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz
This UFC 235 press conference is open to the public, so if you’re in Las Vegas get your butt over to MGM Grand Garden Hotel & Casino before it’s too late. Fans can also watch UFC 235’s press conference live on ESPN+, with coverage appearing on “SportsCenter” throughout the evening.
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