Originally Posted by dlxrevolution
It seems as though many fighters wont challenge the UFC, and call it for what it is (understandably). Dana and the UFC can't always rely on someone to "Take one for the team" when the event is vulnerable of falling under. Yes it may be the morally right thing to do to help out the company that backed you for four years, but at the end of the day, Jon had to do whats best for himself. If the UFC card suffered, it's their responsibility, not Jon Jones.
I think its pretty telling when nearly all the comments from every fighter who isn't affiliated with JBJ is negative. I dont think it can be classified as "take one for the team" when they are asking you to do the same thing, at the same time, at the same place. Especially when we are talking about a guy who only got his title shot as an injury replacement.
Kind of ironic that since almost all the upcoming events are full 1 guy refusing to take a fight is gonna lead to almost everybody else on the card being put in a fight on short notice. Short notice being you get a call and you have a fight next week....not getting a call to fight on the same day you've been training weeks for already.