UFC 232 chaos: What will happen to all fans with tickets to Las Vegas?

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It won’t be a very Merry Christmas for the thousands of fans who bought tickets and travel packages to this weekend’s UFC 232 pay per view as the event has been forced to switch venues from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

The reason: Jon Jones.

The UFC 232 headliner is unable to fight in Vegas due to an issue with his drug test. For the UFC, this is the latest headache caused by Jones for the company.

Jones is fighting in his comeback fight after nearly 18 months suspended for drug test failures.

If he wasn’t such a mega draw, it is unlikely the fighter would still be employed by the promotion. The UFC had better hope that Jones pulls enough pay per view buys as well as plenty of business at the gate or else the event being switched from one state to another could result it being a massive money loser.

Forcing thousands die hard fans to change their plans on a week’s notice over the holiday period or even worse, cause these fans to miss out on seeing the show altogether despite massive outlay purchasing tickets and hotels. What do they do now? We are sorry to put it in to these words, but they are SCREWED. Latest news is that new tickets will be available on Wednesday to purchase and all of the fans who bought tickets for Las Vegas will be refunded within the next 7 to 10 days.
This is the type of situation that drives consumers away from a product.

Here is Corey Anderson thoughts ahead of his fight with Ilir Latifi on all this chaos.

 

And this is what Jon Jones says on his Twitter:

There will be little festive cheer towards UFC after this debacle and the company had better hope that 2019 will erase memories of this public relations nightmare.