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Old 08-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #331 (permalink)
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #332 (permalink)
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No one stepped up apparently.

Fighting Jones on 8 days notice is suicide, sure you may not have "anything to lose" like a ranking or a title but the chances of you taking an ass whippin' you won't soon forget are pretty damn high, and only one man was willing to take that challenge and it's Chael P. Sonnen.
Dana couldn't reach Lyoto for the Sept 1st fight he was only able to reach him for the Sept 22nd fight.

Makes total sense.
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Dana couldn't reach Lyoto for the Sept 1st fight he was only able to reach him for the Sept 22nd fight.

Makes total sense.
Machida doesn't even know he's fighting yet. Ed Soares just said he hasn't been able to get ahold of him since he's on his family's farm in Brazil and has no cell reception.
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I think all 3 are to blame for this event NOT taking place, Greg Jackson, Jon Jones, and Dana White/UFC.
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JJ designed his game plan for henderson not sonnen,his mind is set for henderson not sonnen. if he takes the sonnen offer its great,but there is nothing wrong otherwise. after all he doesn't have to risk his belt to cover ufc's loss.

Dana, who learned nothing from the jds-overeem incident, has no back up plan, got no marketable co-main event,is the one to blame. Dana cancelled the event because he is not at all ready for unforeseen difficulties, and now he blames JJ for not cleaning up the mess.that's so convincing.

Other than the H-bomb, Hendo & Sonnen are very similar. It would be an easier fight against Sonnen.

You must have forgotten how Jon "Spineless" Jones got his title shot. Let me refresh your memory, it was as a short notice(2-3 weeks)injury replacement. Injuries happen & fighters should be expected to stay on the card and fight the injured fighter's replacement.

Whether you want to admit or not, Sonnen as a replacement sells. Heck, Sonnen might sell better than Hendo.

As for the co-main event, this wasn't the original fight. After injuries, we had what we had. There wasn't much the UFC can do about injuries except find replacements.
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BTW, MiddleEasy compiled a list of tweets people send Jon Jones today - funny/sad/interesting to read:

"Jones said he will make it up to all the fighters who had their fights cancelled by giving them a ride in his Bentley" cracked me up

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Anyone have a link to the press conference or whatever? I wanna hear what Dana has been saying but i cant find it.

Has he said anything other than the cancellation speech? i found that...
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Machida doesn't even know he's fighting yet. Ed Soares just said he hasn't been able to get ahold of him since he's on his family's farm in Brazil and has no cell reception.

Oh so he put him in a main event without talking to him....

and we're still all blaming Jon Jones for this.
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Omg did anyone else die laughing when that guy said Jones was more "bitch than a bitch ass hoe"? lmao, that was hilarious.

Jon Jones is gonna become the new Kurt Angle, every weigh in he goes to, every time he walks out, he'll be drowned in "YOU SUCK" chants.
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Other than the H-bomb, Hendo & Sonnen are very similar. It would be an easier fight against Sonnen.

You must have forgotten how Jon "Spineless" Jones got his title shot. Let me refresh your memory, it was as a short notice(2-3 weeks)injury replacement. Injuries happen & fighters should be expected to stay on the card and fight the injured fighter's replacement.

Whether you want to admit or not, Sonnen as a replacement sells. Heck, Sonnen might sell better than Hendo.

As for the co-main event, this wasn't the original fight. After injuries, we had what we had. There wasn't much the UFC can do about injuries except find replacements.

the opportunity cost of taking a fight is significantly increased once you become a champ. that's why so many start to “fight safe” when they have the belt. sonnen wouldn't fight anyone like now he does if he were a champion.
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