Originally Posted by amoosenamedhank
Like it or not champions have a higher expectation put on them. They are expected to take on the big fights. Jon was in a training camp to fight a wrestler and was offered a wrestler. Jon is also the best fighter in the world at LHW.... anyone they put in front of him is well with in his capability to beat.
Matt is a mid-tier fighter, being offered a shot at a top level fighter who he admits is over his head.
It was Jones card... he was expected to carry UFC 151.... this is not Matt's card... he was simply asked if he would step in.
Sure champions may have a higher expectation put on them .. don't necessarily agree, they're just fighters and humans like the rest, but I suppose it comes with the territory.
However, hypocrites like Mitrione don't have the right to talk about those expectations and act like they're so much better, because obviously they're not.