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Old 08-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #172 (permalink)
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I wonder if they asked JJ who he would agree to fight on short notice...

I mean, is it just me, or does it feel like the UFC simply pulled the plug on this card without making any real effort to save it?

What about all the thousands of people who made plans to travel out to the venue?

Screw 'em.

What about the other fighters on the card?

Screw 'em.

Surely there's something we can do to save this event?

Nope.

Weak sauce, IMO. Whatever happened to, "The show must go on"??

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #173 (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.
how many people have turned down a fight on short notice?

What if shogun said no i don't want to fight Jones its a lose lose situation for me... event cancelled?
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Are you reading? They canceled the whole event.
But still if they would have had some depth to the card they wouldn't have had to. IMO there is plenty of blame to go around.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:16 PM   #175 (permalink)
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how many people have turned down a fight on short notice?

What if shogun said no i don't want to fight Jones its a lose lose situation for me... event cancelled?
Same could be said about Jones, he took Shogun on with a few weeks notice after fighting Bader.

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But still if they would have had some depth to the card they wouldn't have had to. IMO there is plenty of blame to go around.
That's what i've been saying all along.
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Damn it!

Jon Jones has just lost a fan. I'm fed up with this shit. Much respect to Chael Sonnen.. I just can't stand Greg Jackson and Jon Jones anymore they are ruining the sport.

I feel bad for all the other fighters on that card..
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I guess Jones also turned down Weidman as well? Going around a little on twitter.

How ****ed up is this. Guys who have taken fights on really short notice.

-Chirs Leben fought twice in two weeks
-Chirs Weidman fought Damien Maia
-Charlie Brennaman fought on ONE day notice
-Bisping fought Sonnen on eight days notice
-Oh and to really dig this one in, Jon Jones won the UFC title on short notice

Those are just off the top of my head.
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I wonder if they asked JJ who he would agree to fight on short notice...

I mean, is it just me, or does it feel like the UFC simply pulled the plug on this card without making any real effort to save it?

What about all the thousands of people who made plans to travel out to the venue?

Screw 'em.

What about the other fighters on the card?

Screw 'em.

Surely there's something we can do to save this event?

Nope.

Weak sauce, IMO.

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Machida was in the air and headed to Brazil apparently.

Chael was ready to go but Jon didn't accept and they can't make Jon fight, that left them with....Ellenberger/Hieron, and do you really think people are gonna go out of their way to see that?

Blame is 50/50 here, UFC should have put out a better product, even though they did have Koscheck/Ellenberger originally, and Jones for not fighting Sonnen.
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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.


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