Jeff Novitzky has defended moving UFC 232 for Jon Jones as ‘right thing to do. But fans are none too happy about the decision.
The annual year-end PPV is still happening, albeit in a
Jones’ test result is not a new violation of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission doesn’t feel comfortable licensing him on such short notice. That is precisely why the UFC has decided to move the entire show to California where Jones will be granted a licence.
UFC President Dana White and the UFC VP of athlete health and performance, Novitzky,
Here is what Novitzky had to say about the “picogram” levels of turinabol found in Jones’ system:
“A picogram is a one-trillionth of a gram,” Novitzky said. “If you put one grain of salt on the table and split it up into 50 million pieces, a picogram is one of those pieces of that gram of salt. These levels have shown up in the single and double digits of picograms – so such a small amount.”
Novitzky echoed that that same sentiment early Monday morning on Twitter.
This case exemplifies how advanced and sensitive drug tests have become. With this comes
“The right thing to do”? That seems a bit one-sided in my opinion. UFC fans agreed as they responded to Novitzky’s tweet in anger.
This entire situation is not a good look for the sport and a black eye for a promotion that will make its debut on ESPN programming in four short weeks.