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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 02:14 PM
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It's like theres a Jones fight coming or sth..
Exactly.

And I would invite hell' to start a thread about something other than JJ if he's tired of the JJ stuff.

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I don't think he should be worried about squeezing every cent out of his pay per view fights, but simply being smarter with the money he does earn. The Tysons and Flairs could have made twice as much money as they did and they would probably figure out a way to squander it regardless.

Thinking about savings and investing and being around people who won't rip you off, not spending stupidly and acting stupidly (ahem, buying fancy cars and driving recklessly) are signs of being smart. If he was being smart about his future he wouldnt have put himself in a position in which he could be sued into impecuniousness, or simply have been crippled or killed. Thinking prudently isn't about making sure the meat in front of you is as big as it can be, though that can play a part, but about acting wisely on every aspect of your life.

I would have much more respected Jone Jones as a fighter if he simply said the prospect of fighting Machida bored him, instead he clearly showed his reluctance to fighting a man who has given him the most trouble. That being said, its Jones putting his body and health on the line, so its up to him really.
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Exactly.

And I would invite hell' to start a thread about something other than JJ if he's tired of the JJ stuff.

I'm always looking for new reading material on here.

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I meant no disrespect. It's only natural we see loads of JBJ articles here prior to the fight.

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Kid is under 25 and been in the UFC since he was 21, 20? Growing up in poverty is one thing(which I don't know if he did), growing up in poverty, moving away from family and fending for yourself in the real world is something entirely else.

Jones is fobbing you off with the whole investing in the future thing, kid is made for life right NOW as long as he's sensible with it.

UFC wants you to fight Machida again, if you care about your future that much you'll do it you self-centered clot.

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It baffles me how these athletes could piss away all their money.

I've read Tyson made as much as 360 million throughout his career, that's insane. I like Jones a lot and I understand his point completely, he's got a very short window to make as much money as possible. The good thing for him is he's young and his window to make millions is wide, wide open he's got atleast ten more years of fighting at the same level he is now, provided he doesn't get hurt of course.

That said, the time is gonna come where he has to fight someone again and I think the Machida rematch is the one people wanna see the most.
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UFC wants you to fight Machida again, if you care about your future that much you'll do it you self-centered clot.
See the problem is that is the attitude you take when someone is on a losing streak and about to get cut and they refuse fights. When you are DOMINATING the elite competition in your division then you probably get to have a little more say. He isn't "ducking" Lyoto, he sees very little, if any, benefit of fighting him again. Breaking it down to a financial reason also makes sense. If Lyoto was a rematch, even undeserved as it is, that was a record breaking PPV the first time around then at least financially it makes sense. This fight makes no sense except for some forum people who "hope" that Lyoto can do something in the second fight different.
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Jones's finances should be his own business, to share it with the media shows immaturity; not maturity. Keep your private life to yourself and only talk about relevant issues pertaining to your career, if you want more money talk about it behind closed doors with the people who pay you.

We already know he's making good money. If you look at the figures you will see that Jones bitching about the PPV numbers for the Machida fight are over exaggerated. Machida vs Jones sold 5-10k less ppvs than Shogun vs Jones, and 25-30k less ppvs than Rampage vs Jones. My point is the money he's bitching about is pretty insignificant and he's just being a ******* moron.

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Also, consider this fact, Machida vs Jones sold over 1 million gate tickets more than all his championship fights. That means over 1 million more people watched the Machida vs Jones fight IN PERSON. THIS IS THE TRUE CAUSE FOR A LOW PPV SALE VS MACHIDA.
I don't think you know how gate or gate figures work.
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I don't think you know how gate or gate figures work.
I'm idiot, nvm I misread the numbers and thought total gate was total attendance, the numbers were both next to each other O_o
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