I agree with Machida and Shogun turning down their offers. You lose a title shot, you go to the back of the pile. Machida has worked to a stage where he can contend for the title, and if he accepts a shot where he isn't 100% prepared and loses, he fades way to the back once again. Shogun's name isn't far linked from the title aswell so I don't blame him for turning it down. Sonnen has nothing at LHW yet and Vitor has been fighting MW for a long time so he doesn't have anything either. Both men wanted this fight because that way they jump up from the bottom.
Why isn't Bones fighting Sonnen at 152? If Dana was willing to accept Sonnen for 151, why didn't he get mentioned for 152?
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