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Old 08-23-2012, 07:50 PM    (permalink
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And, anyone? GSP? Alive? Dead?
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I see no good reason for Jones to accept the fight so I shall side with him
It's because fighting is a fraternity and he screwed over a bunch of people. It would be understandable if it was Anderson Silva or something, not ******* Chael Sonnen. He has been drilling wrestling like crazy for Hendo anyway.
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It's because fighting is a fraternity and he screwed over a bunch of people. It would be understandable if it was Anderson Silva or something, not ******* Chael Sonnen. He has been drilling wrestling like crazy for Hendo anyway.
Frats suck anyways.
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It's because fighting is a fraternity and he screwed over a bunch of people. It would be understandable if it was Anderson Silva or something, not ******* Chael Sonnen. He has been drilling wrestling like crazy for Hendo anyway.
He didn't screw anyone please, it's Dana White fault for putting a crappy card together. It's Dana White's fault for not having a solid worthy back-up plan( not just some douche that sucks but trash talks) just in case one of his fighters got hurt during training. It's Dana White fault for cancelling the fight.
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It's because fighting is a fraternity and he screwed over a bunch of people. It would be understandable if it was Anderson Silva or something, not ******* Chael Sonnen. He has been drilling wrestling like crazy for Hendo anyway.
There isn't one Greg Jackson fighter on the card besides Jones, why should he care about other gym's guys?
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He didn't screw anyone please, it's Dana White fault for putting a crappy card together. It's Dana White's fault for not having a solid worthy back-up plan( not just some douche that sucks but trash talks) just in case one of his fighters got hurt during training. It's Dana White fault for cancelling the fight.
You're wrong. Especially because that douche that talks trash draws a **** load on PPV and would be a walk in the park for Bones.
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There isn't one Greg Jackson fighter on the card besides Jones, why should he care about other gym's guys?
That's just the way it is. IDK what to tell you....I know a few pro fighters and have spoken to 2 and they both had the same reaction to this.
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You're wrong. Especially because that douche that talks trash draws a **** load on PPV and would be a walk in the park for Bones.
Except without an epic build up he wont.
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You're wrong. Especially because that douche that talks trash draws a **** load on PPV and would be a walk in the park for Bones.
Only against Siva. Other that he is not. No one cared about Sonnen before Silva and in the fights between the Silva fights no one cared. Dana Whites fault.
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Only against Siva. Other that he is not. No one cared about Sonnen before Silva and in the fights between the Silva fights no one cared. Dana Whites fault.
The card would have drawn fine. Almost nobody in the fight game supports his decision. That tells you something.
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The card would have drawn fine. Almost nobody in the fight game supports his decision. That tells you something.
it would have drawn fine if you just had it happen and just bumped fights up instead of taking your ball and going home like Dana did.

Will it set records? No. But its still a UFC ppv.
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The card would have drawn fine. Almost nobody in the fight game supports his decision. That tells you something.
Because they lost money?
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Because they lost money?
Naw man. Its a frat. They hate it because of respect..blah blah blah
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You're wrong. Especially because that douche that talks trash draws a **** load on PPV and would be a walk in the park for Bones.
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Not only has this screwed over all the fans that bought tickets, non refundable airfare, took off work, made arrangements, etc... but think of all the fighters. Fighters that put in full camps, flew people in that helped them trains, etc. By the time I am actually fight, I spend close to 20k between corners, flights, expenses, coaches, etc... and then to have the whole show cancelled because ONE guy didn't want to fight. This ONE guy that had trained an entire camp, who was the CHAMP and at the top of his weight class,† who was going to fight someone who didn't do the camp, and was fighting UP a weight class.

I have always been a big Jon Jones supporter... but I would be FURIOUS if this happenned to me and I was on the card. To call is scorched earth wouldn't do it justice.

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Naw man. Its a frat. They hate it because of respect..blah blah blah
No, they hate it because of the money. They would never do it to other fighter out of respect because they know how badly it would screw them over.
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I don't have a problem with Bones withdrawing on 8 days notice...
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I can tell you that frats hate other frats

Greg Jackson's camp doesn't give a **** about what people are doing in Iowa or New England
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Didn't see this coming...

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I used to be a big-time fan of Jon Jones and his talent, but this is a huge hit for me.

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Jones shouldn't have taken the fight. He doesn't owe the UFC anything. Sonnen didn't deserve it the guy has beaten anyone and wasn't a threat. The guy is a joke. Jones has defended his title more times in the last 2 years than Silva, GSP or Dos Santos combined.
Jones doesnít owe the UFC? Huh? The UFC and Dana White have dumped a lot of resources into building a platform for Jon Jones and making him a superstar with crossover appeal. Bones got and still gets a ton of face time and heís turned those opportunities into lucrative endorsement deals. Because of the UFC, Jones is able to live the life that he does. Sure, if the UFC cut Jones, a smaller promotion would jump at his potential and he would still fight. But letís be real about the current state of MMA. Mainstream MMA begins and ends with the UFC. Without the UFC, Jon Jones isnít as visible and thus isnít as profitable. Nor does he have the legion of fans he has now. (Or had.)

Before Bones crushed Bader at UFC 119, the latter was undefeated and had people believing he was a phenom. The UFC couldíve pushed and marketed Bader and his impressive wrestling credentials instead. A two-time All-American from a recognizable program. A three-time Pac-10 champion. A unanimous victor against a true legend of the sport in his last fight. But the UFC didnít. The UFC positioned Jones as ďThe Next Generation of FightersĒ even before that and then fed Bader to Jones and Bones took the darling crown for good.

For someone that calls himself a businessman, he made a terrible business decision here. I would agree that Chael Sonnen doesnít pose much of a threat to his throne. Bones has a strong wrestling base in his own right and Iím assuming was drilling takedown defenses in preparation for Hendo. Chael has a more powerful double, but doesnít possess stopping power on the feet and wouldnít want to risk clinching. Jones couldíve at least scrambled to a decision if he didnít finish him in a convincing manner.

But he chose not to. Iím not calling the man scared, because I know heís not scared of Chael, but for some reason, he chose not to fight him. And, in the process, he alienated himself from his promoters, his fellow fighters, and his fan base. Because a replacement couldnít be found, an event had to be cancelled. Which, again, shows wanton disregard for his promoters, his fellow fighters, and his fan base.

Forget whether he believes Chael deserved it. Ignoring the arrogance in holding that belief, that doesnít matter. The UFC believed Chael deserved it. Thatís all that matters. Thatís who the UFC wanted to put in front of him and he, as the champion, declined the challenger. WhatÖ?

Which brings me back to the business part of the equation. Chael wouldíve been good for business and his bottom-line. You might argue Chael is irrelevant without Anderson Silva, but the man knows how to promote a fight. He wouldnít have built it into a must-see megafight in just a week, but he wouldíve spouted off enough garbage to attract at least some interest. More than Vitor Belfort would, for example. Plus, if he dominated Chael from start-to-finish, it would spark the inevitable discussion of how bad Bones could beat down Anderson.

And, to that last point, Jon Jones doesnít deserve to be mentioned next to Anderson Silva or Georges St. Pierre in terms of being a true champion. I donít care if heís defended his title twice as much as both of them combined in the same span. He lost that right when he refused to fight a challenger.

I just hope Vitor has one more aggressive, precise blitz left in him.
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I don't blame Jones for not taking the fight with Sonnen at 151. The circumstances weren't very good as he wouldn't have had his camp. However, I'm not buying it when he says Chael is a completely different fighter. Chael is a poor man's Hendo.

I don't blame Lyoto for not taking the fight on short notice, either.

That said, while Vitor has everything you need to beat Jones, he's a terrible 205er. When he doesn't have to work to make weight, he gets super lazy. I don't trust Vitor to come to this fight prepared at all. And Vitor is one of my favorite fighters.
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