He's getting bashed because he's coming off like an absolute toddler. Everyone has acknowledged that it's a raw deal, but so what? As I said, JDS and Carlos Condit were shafted far worse, and everything worked out in the end. He's literally threatening to call it a career (he said he feels like calling it quits) because he might have to wait a few extra months for his title shot. He's being a massive baby. Life doesn't always go according to plan. We've all earned things, only to have them taken away or be told we have to wait a little bit longer. Welcome to the rat race.
And for him to say he doesn't blame the UFC is rubbish. GSP may have asked for the fight, but at the end of the day, Dana said yes. If Dana didn't approve of or want this fight, it wouldn't be happening. You expect me to believe that if GSP had told Dana he wanted to face Chris Cope, Dana would have agreed to it? The UFC calls the shots and if Johnny has a gripe, he can take it up with the organization.
Again, he has every right to be annoyed. But move on. This is delaying his title aspirations by all of a few months, and he's threatening to retire. Thank God Junior wasn't that mentally weak.