Novitzky on UFC 232 move: ‘Can’t make everyone happy’

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    Jeff Novitzky has doubled down on his support of the UFC’s decision to move its final pay-per-view event of 2018 to a different state on a week’s notice.

    After an abnormal drug-test result for Jon Jones, the UFC moved UFC 232 to Los Angeles from Las Vegas six days before the card is scheduled to take place. A trace amount of turinabol, the same steroid metabolite found in Jones’ system in August 2017 after his rematch with Daniel Cormier, was found in his system in a Dec. 9 sample collection administered by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner.

    But USADA…


    Jeff Novitzky says UFC 232 move ‘the right thing to do’: ‘Can’t make everyone happy’
     
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    This fucking guy...
     
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    “Many have argued that the UFC’s decision was a poor one, considering the many fans who have flights, hotels, and other accommodations booked for Las Vegas to attend Saturday’s card. (Ironically, this is all happening just days before Christmas, a time of the year during which typically more money is spent than usual.)”

    It’s fucking crazy.
     
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    yep
    he only made Jon, UFC, CSAC, and @MMAHAWK@MMAHAWK happy

    the rest of the MMA world can go kick rocks
     
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    I love how Failed or Positive test has now been spun into Abnormal or Atypical test
     
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    I like I get to go watch great fights and do what I love to do.
    How this got here makes me sick and embarrassed for the UFC.
     
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    They did the best they could do to make sure this event would still happen.

    Everyone wants to complain but the UFC was looking out for the fans for once.
     
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    Yeah he can either be consistent and piss off Dana, or be inconsistent and piss off everyone else.
     
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    If Jon wins, will USADA gift him a black monster truck with the words "Pulsatile Phenomena" in old Latin font purple graffiti slashed across the side?
     
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    they couldnt have handled this entire situation much worse but considering it consists of dana,usada,novitsky ,the ufc ,and jon jones im not really surprised .all shit human beings and organizations
     
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    lol this fight will be cancelled by friday
     
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    jones will be off the card and the fans got fucked in the ass for nothing lol dana is probably trying to get jones a blood tranfusion right now
     
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    Okay
     
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    I don't think Jon will be pulled even if fail....too much coverup to have that happen now
     
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    Stalling is all they needed to do. After the show, fingers will be pointed, sacrificial lambs will be rolled out, mistakes admitted, bumbling stumbling apologies and slippery semantics will be engaged. Unless some stunning research developments are presented.
     
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    I am having trouble reconciling the "it was trace amounts from a tainted supplement (oh, and by the way, we never found the supplement)" and "It's trace amounts from a year and a half ago". I find it hard to believe that both can be true. It seems far more likely that if the tainted supplement excuse is true, that this new failure is an additional use, or if the trace amount from a year and a half ago is true, then it was intentional juicing back then.

    The Occam's razor scenario is that both failures are from intentional PED use.
     
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    I haven't seen this anywhere but here. Is there more info on this to be able to credit it as valid?
     
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    espn went out on a limb and posted it

    Hey? isn't espn buying UFC right after this PPV? Hmmnnnnnn

    this is media spin...possibly planned out a week or so ago to attempt to combat the reaction to moving the event and to try and reinforce the "clean" narrative.

    just my take
     
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    Didn’t he pass like 4 tests in October and November? Then suddenly this trace amount shows up in December? Seems legit.
     
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    I love that you are barely following it, when the forum thought you would go off Ragin about it
    don't worry I blasted out enough for both of us...laughing the whole time...this shit is outrageous and hilarious, plus educational

    as for your question....ya its a Joke, he used again and got caught after they bought his way out of his suspension
     
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    Dave Meltzer pointed out that Juicy J always pisses hot around weight cutting time and fight week

    He says thats when he would piss hot for T Bol cuzz its purpose is to allow you to cut weight
    and retain your strength

    Said that's why Juicy is passing the tests not around fight week
     
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    Exactly what i was thinking.
    I knew you were a busy man this time of year in the new house.
    Enjoy bro
     
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