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Old 08-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Saying that this is the ufcs fault for having such a weak card doesn't wash with me. Whilst I hate Hendo, I know 100% he would have fought a replacement had jones been injured, thus still having a main event, thus still having UFC151.

I've lost the last bit of respect for Jones I had.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Are you reading? They canceled the whole event.
Propped for informing me. I missed that. Just reading a bit but didn't think they cancelled the whole show. Just found that out after my post.
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I'm guessing the Strikeforce card will get a huge bump in talent. Frankly Michael Johnson, Danny Castillo, Thiago Tavares, Jacob Volkmann, and Dennis Hallman could all fight Melendez for a title so maybe they should jump over.
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Insane. I'm really bummed. I wanted to see if Hendo had something up his sleeve.

I can see both sides of the issue, but this is VERY bad for Jones, who has been making himself look like a complete jackass lately. This is only going to make things much worse. People already see Jones as this thin-skinned, immature, pompous young kid with a chip on his shoulder. He has a bad relationship with the media, the fans don't like him, he's not as big of a draw as the UFC wants him to be, and now fans and fighters alike are going to call him out for this. And knowing Jones, he'll react like a 12 year old and start throwing a fit about the backlash.
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To everyone talking about just putting the card on Fuel or FX, I can't see they can do that with all the fighters contracts and the TV networks needing to make space. It isn't as easy as just putting it on cable.
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Not so long ago there was this beast of a man named Mike Tyson. Nobody truly wanted to fight him, he made millions upon millions before success got the best of him and destroyed who he was.

Now there is a man named Jon Jones. His destiny is his own, what path is he chosing?
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Insane. I'm really bummed. I wanted to see if Hendo had something up his sleeve.

I can see both sides of the issue, but this is VERY bad for Jones, who has been making himself look like a complete jackass lately. This is only going to make things much worse. People already see Jones as this thin-skinned, immature, pompous young kid with a chip on his shoulder. He has a bad relationship with the media, the fans don't like him, he's not as big of a draw as the UFC wants him to be, and now fans and fighters alike are going to call him out for this. And knowing Jones, he'll react like a 12 year old and start throwing a fit about the backlash.
This exactly. Just like the DUI, somehow he'll make it not his fault and it's all the "haters" kid is delusional.

Also just curious. Has Greg Jackson telling Jon to not take the fight been confirmed by Greg? Wonder what will happen if it turns out Jon just turned this fight down.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #168 (permalink)
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I am very disappointed by the fact that JBJ vs Hendo won't happen but that's about it.

I can understand that Jones won't fight a Cheal Sonnen on 8 days notice for the title! Somebody already said that Cheal had nuttin to loose while Jones had to make an unpopular decision.

Ask yourself what you would do in that very situation being the champion, having trained for a total different opponent.

Off course Cheal is jumping on this one, why wouldn't he?

I never thought I would actually defend Jones because I am far from being a fan of his. Yet I do understand that he takes the safe road. I can't really blame him and Jackson for this.

Dana is understandably pissed that his big fight is not happening but at the end of the day, it didn't happen because Hendo blew his freakin knee a week before the fight, not because of Jon Jones.
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I think everybody can agreed regardless of Jones' position as champion. He just shot himself in the foot about PPV buys when Chael would of 'brought in the numbers' that he was looking for.

Plus, it would of been something new to watch and see the trash talks fly.

If he thinks his match with Machida is more profitable, it isn't as we fans seen this fight in Toronto before. It will be a repeat unless Machida get lucky.

I'm sure the world is cheering for Machida now as Jones just loss a lot of supporters for this fight in Toronto.

I like Jones but as mentioned before, he needs a PR for his mouth and opinions.
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