If it was an easier lighter opponent then definitely. Mayweather would probably just ask for a bigger paycheck lol. Which is a reasonable thing to do tbh.
Also, if Jones lost, he would get an immediate rematch (more money). It must be Greg Jackson influencing Jones to play it so safe that it's dumb (Guida game plan). The funny thing is, Machida is a WAY more dangerous fighter. Sonnen doesn't seem to have KO power but Machida does.