UFC 232 Betting Trends, Odds Updates & Sportsbook Projections: Where Is The Early Money Going?
UFC 232 is making information for all the wrong reasons, as headliner Jon Jones has once again forced the company to make difficult decisions so as to save an event.
By now, it has been widely reported that the 31 year old light heavyweights once more tested positive for a banned substance, and UFC President, Dana White, made the unprecedented call to relocate the entire event from Las Vegas to Las Angeles seven days prior to the fight.
“Listen, it is not a simple decision to make,” stated White at Friday’s event press conference. “You’ve got to pull the trigger and you have got to make motions.
“You can’t make everybody happy. Not every fan, every fighter, but we gave the fans at Las Vegas the chance to acquire tickets first, and the tickets are cheaper. We had over 3,000 people purchase tickets that had tickets in Vegas. We did what we could to make it simpler. We did what we could do.”
While this last minute venue change does put event ticket holders at a difficult predicament, the increased media buzz might potentially help the fight’s PPV results. Combat sports have depended on hype and controversy to sell tickets, and while unfortunate, this overdue perceptible from the UFC has definitely increased the battle’s exposure.