Dana White: UFC 232 move to Inglewood will cost $6 million
The UFC’s decision to move UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Inglewood, Calif. will be costly.
Dana White said at a press conference on Thursday that the move will cost the company about $6 million.
Dana White says move to LA will cost company $6 million. #UFC232
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There are so many costs created by the move in locations and venues. Not only might the UFC have to pay fees to T-Mobile Arena and The Forum, but everyone needs to move and switch accommodations, while the fighters need to get new medical checks for California rather than Nevada.
The UFC on Sunday announced the decision to move the entire card, six days before it would be taking place. The move was made to allow Jon Jones to continue headlining the card after a pre-fight drug test of his was flagged for the same substance that led to his 15-month suspension by Nevada.
Although the costs are lofty, the UFC must have done calculations and determined the move would work out financially to their benefit.