The Nevada State Athletic Commission decided last minute to not license Jon Jones in its state for UFC 232. This had left the UFC no choice but to find a new venue in less than a week, which was accommodated by the California State Athletic Commission.
The NSAC has not meted out any sanctions for Jones, and UFC president Dana White is not expecting for it to happen.
“I don’t think that happens. The reality is Nevada couldn’t do a hearing,” White told media members during the UFC 232 post-fight press conference. “They could have done it on Friday, and I talked to some guys about it the other day. I’m a degenerate gambler, but I ain’t that much of a gambler. I wasn’t willing to risk that.
“If I have an ace and the dealer has an ace, I’m taking even money all day. So we moved the thing to California, (NAC) could have stopped us from moving to California. They could have told California they weren’t comfortable with it.”
White continues to go with the argument that Jones did not do anything wrong this time around, which is what he is basing his assessments form.
“I don’t see Jon Jones having a problem getting a license in Nevada. He didn’t do anything wrong,” White said.
“I don’t know what to expect, but I would be blown away if they didn’t give him a license to fight in Nevada. It makes no sense at all.”
Jones was able to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title via a third-round TKO win over Alexander Gustafsson