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Old 08-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #71 (permalink)
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All the respect in the world for Chael Sonnen. Dude has balls of steel.
Why do people keep saying this? Sonnen was offered a fight where he had literally nothing to lose and everything to gain. Best case scenario for him would be he beats Jones and becomes LHW champion, makes a shit ton of money, and has his popularity/legacy/standing in MMA absolutely skyrocket. Worst case scenario is he collects a quick and hefty paycheck and loses a fight that nobody expects him to win anyway that has no impact whatsoever on his standing or how people perceive him as a fighter.

No balls necessary, anybody with a brain would have done the same in Sonnen's position.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Well his company loses millions of dollars, of course he's upset.

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And he's still going to promote Jones/Machida over Benevidez/Johnson
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It takes no balls whatsoever for Chael to take the fight on short notice because he has nothing to lose. He is coming up a weight class (although he has fought there before) and off a loss. He has done nothing to earn a shot and if he loses it would be easily dismissed since it was short notice, coming up a weight class, etc..

Jones is the one who would have everything to lose and almost nothing to gain from the fight. Thank god he turned it down. Dana is such an utter asshole, trying to turn this sport into a clown show. Making utterly retarded, nonsensical fights and then trying to blame Jackson or Jones when they rightfully laugh in his face for such idiocy.
Whilst I agree with every thing you say here and I'm too, glad that Jones rejected Sonnen, I can't help but feel that Greg Jacksons response would have been the same regardless of who the new opponent was.

Let's just say theoretically that Dana offered Jones Gustaffsson, I believe Jacksons response would have been exactly the same; "taking this fight on short notice will be the biggest mistake of your career".
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Alright, so even though I am massively biased for Jones, I do find it funny he got his title shot on short notice (3 weeks if I remember correctly) but you know Jackson would tell him to turn down any fight that wasn't at least 10 weeks out.
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Why do people keep saying this? Sonnen was offered a fight where he had literally nothing to lose and everything to gain. Best case scenario for him would be he beats Jones and becomes LHW champion, makes a shit ton of money, and has his popularity/legacy/standing in MMA absolutely skyrocket. Worst case scenario is he collects a quick and hefty paycheck and loses a fight that nobody expects him to win anyway that has no impact whatsoever on his standing or how people perceive him as a fighter.

No balls necessary, anybody with a brain would have done the same in Sonnen's position.
Yeah, he had nothing to lose except his personal health.

This is a fight and Jones is a bad mother****er, Chael was ready to face that shit.
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Those guys probably weren't even close to making weight, Chael who knows Hendo personally might have started cutting.
Agree with the weight, but Dana said Chael def. had no clue and was occupied with other stuff. I don't think making 205 is any problem for Chael in a few days.

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Dana also is just saying, that the Chael-fight would not have made much sense, but thought fans would have liked the fight. Chael was excited and promised "no spinning back-fists".
Dana has no clue why Jones wouldn't fight Chael and waits what that's doing for his popularity.
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