The UFC 232 pre-fight press conference features the women’s featherweight title bout between Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes and the light heayweight title fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. (0:01) In response to those out there that will always say he is a cheater, Jones says it is going to follow him, but he is going to wait for USADA and VADA to conduct their studies and when they are finished, he feels that he will be “vindicated” and will continue to stay on the “right path.” (1:01) Gustafsson explains why he decided to take this fight with everything going on and says that whatever Jones says, “you can’t take it serious.” (2:10) Gustafsson says that Jones is a cheater and claims he isn’t confident, which sparks a heated debate between the two fighters. (4:42) Dana responds to fan backlash about moving the fight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles during the week of the card, says you can’t make everyone happy, but the UFC did everything they could do to make the situation better for the fans. (6:01) Nunes explains how she has trained for this fight knowing she had to move up to 145 pounds, saying that this weight class was the original class she started her MMA career in. (8:04) Jones says that Gustafsson is using a microscopic chemical as an excuse for his losses against him. (11:48) In response to why Jones’ test is not another incident of ingestion, Dana deflects the question and says to ask UFC Vice President of Athlete Health & Performance Jeff Novitzky. (13:22) Gustafsson says he is happy that there is a fight on Saturday and predicts he is going to win. (14:51) Jones explains that the UFC is “fixing a wrong” by not canceling this fight and moving it to Los Angeles. (17:55) Dana says moving UFC 232 from Las Vegas to LA cost $6 million and iterates that they have made the right decision instead of pushing the fight back. (21:32) Jones strongly disagrees with a reporter’s line of questions about his test results. (25:15) Dana explains that no matter what, there is always going to be conversations about Jones and steroids, whether they kept the fight at this date or moved it to a later date and says the Jones has made “mistakes in his life,” but if he wins on Saturday, stays straight and keeps winning to fulfill his legacy then the talk about steroids will go away. (26:36) Jones explains how he thinks there are “asterisks” next to the “pound-for-pound greatest of all time,” but says there shouldn’t be any “asterisks” next to his name. (32:47) Nunes explains that her fight against Ronda Rousey has helped further her career and get her to where she is now. Nunes explains that the difference between her and Cyborg’s last opponent is that she is the champion and knows “everything” Cris thinks. (34:32) Cyborg says she doesn’t pay attention to who is favored in her fights and is focused on doing her job. (35:08) Dana expresses how big he thinks Cyborg vs. Nunes is, saying this fight is for “the baddest woman on the planet,” and explains how long he has been wanting to make this fight. (36:53) Jones reacts to receiving jokes about what song he should walk out to after asking fans on Twitter, saying one of the songs that got suggested was “Oops I Did it Again” by Britney Spears and says the song he actually picked, the lyrics are “extremely fitting.” (37:59) Nunes explains that she is not ready to determine if she would stay in the featherweight division if she beats Cyborg, but will have a better answer after the fight. Cyborg explains that if her fans say she is the baddest woman on the planet, then maybe she will believe it as long as she continues to do her best. (40:55) After the press conference, Nunes comes face-to-face with Cyborg and then after Jones faces off with Gustafsson, Jones snatches the title belt from Dana’s hands.
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