Limba you know I respect you man, but you know my thoughts on JBJ as stated on the previous articles. It's not hate, it's simply the experiences I've dealt with, with these type of individuals and their mindset. I don't agree with it.
How can one support an individual who only thinks for himself. This is why corporate America has fallen to the wayside with narcissistic behavior. You know the bankers didn't lose money the stock holders and public did...why...cuz the CEOS parachuted out. For a lack of better analogy...JBJ doesn't care about anyone else. "It's their problem not mine," mentality is what's screwing up society.
I understand their decision, but I don't agree with it considering the ramifications. Everybody is effected; fans, venue, sponsors, all fighters, TV networks, the UFC taking a major hit, all the way down to the staffing who get paid to clean the venue. Jon wants money right...he's in the position of strength where he can say look if you want me to fight I'll fight Machida, but not Chael. If you really want me to fight Chael (which he doesn't deserve) then I'd respectfully asked to be compensated $500k, 10% ppvs, throw in a new bentley, etc...etc. The UFC would probably meet half way.
In the end that would be the single biggest PR
move to help bolster JBJ's rep. He gets paid double, fans appreciate it, and he'll most likely get another title defense against Chael.
Can't believe the ENTIRE CARD got pulled because of two individuals. Mind boggling...
Last i've checked, in 2012, a human can decide for himself (i know he asked GJ what to do...so you might say he didn't decide for himself in this case), on what to do.
It's a free world. Slavery was abolished long time ago.
Here's the thing: Jones decided on this so he will have to live with it: the good part and the bad part...he will feel the consequences in the future.
Would i have wished for him to take the fight? SURE! Nothing would have made me happier than to see him break Sonnen's face.
So...do i think he did a right thing? No...i don't. I think he made a mistake.
Am i pissed off? No, i am not, because it's not my (our) decision to make. It's not me or the people sitting in front of the tv who have to fight.
Do i think the cancelation of of this event is his fault? NO!!! I am f*cking surprised the UFC was (still is) so vulnerable when it comes to fighters pulling out of fights and messing up cards. Especially this year, when so many events got f*cked up by injuries.
The UFCmarketing department sucks ass. Like someone here said: take Jones away from the ME and make the rest of the card a free one. Fans would have appreciated this. I can guarantee this.
My conclusion is: i think Jones made a mistake and it might cost him in the future.
But that doesn't mean he needs to be crucified, because...at the end of the day it was Mr. Henderson the one who injured himself.
PS: "Bones knows"