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This would be the equivalent of the Giants having to play the Patriots in the Super Bowl, the Patriots die in a plane crash, NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell offers the Giants to play the NCAA All-American team as a replacement, the Giants say "wtf? No..." and all the fans get mad at the GIANTS IN THIS SITUATION?!?!
Talking about lunacy when you are posting this?


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I didn't intend to buy this event, I would have bought it to watch Chael though...
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Nothing to lose?

I don't understand why people are saying this, Chael's best attribute is his wrestling, and Jones is a phenomenal wrestler, Chael would have been a lamb to the slaughter on eight days notice with basically no training camp at all. He would have taken a hellacious beating at the hands of Jones. Nothing to lose? He'd have got his ass kicked most likely.
He would of lost the chance to fight Jones while fresh, it was a big risk for Chael.
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No, its the UFC's fault for putting on a shit card, when has a fighter pulling out of a fight ever resulted in a card being cancelled? They are just using Jones as a scapegoat for them not having any other named fighters on the card. This was just a 1 fight card all along and with out that fight they have nothing, so **** the UFC for putting Jones on the spot like this and then using him as the cannon fodder for not taking a pointless fight on short notice. This should(but probably wont) teach UFC a lesson for trying to sell us a 1 fight card, they need to always have a decent co -main event in case of things like this.
I could agree with this more, yet the UFC will never admit it.

That was one reason it got canceled, another was Hendo getting hurt, also not Jone's fault, another is Machida could have stepped up and taken the fight on the 1st and it wouldn't have been cancelled, but he didn't, that is also not Jone's fault.

Jone's decision was just the last domino to fall that caused this event to be cancelled. He is hardly the sole reason.

That being said, it's still pretty shocking he didn't just take what should have been an easy fight. But he is getting far more heat than he should.
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Lol Jones's probably already forgotten how he earned his way to the title shot...
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I put all the blame on Dana White. This is the first time in UFC history that an event has been cancelled, and there is no reason for that. He should have left the event as is and promoted a different fight for the main event. If he has the audacity to sell the Wandy-Franklin garbage card as a PPV then he should have no problem doing the same with UFC 151 minus Bones-Henderson.
Dana White is making the UFC look like a freak show and a joke instead of a legitimate sport by even THINKING of offering Chael Sonnen a title shot. Yes, Chael Sonnen: the guy who is COMING OFF A LOSS, HAS NEVER FOUGHT AT LHW IN THE UFC, HAS NEVER BEEN A UFC CHAMPION, IS A CONVICTED CRIMINAL AND PED USER, and has done absolutely nothing to deserve a match with Jon Jones who is maybe the GOAT in MMA and huge for a LHW, let alone a MW.

This would be the equivalent of the Giants having to play the Patriots in the Super Bowl, the Patriots die in a plane crash, NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell offers the Giants to play the NCAA All-American team as a replacement, the Giants say "wtf? No..." and all the fans get mad at the GIANTS IN THIS SITUATION?!?!

Am I the only one seeing the lunacy of this?
Nope. I agree.

I just still wouldn't have liked to see Jones take the fight. It's not his fault this all happened, he has no obligation to take it, but it would have been the right thing to do on a lot of levels.
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I could agree with this more, yet the UFC will never admit it.

That was one reason it got canceled, another was Hendo getting hurt, also not Jone's fault, another is Machida could have stepped up and taken the fight on the 1st and it wouldn't have been cancelled, but he didn't, that is also not Jone's fault.

Jone's decision was just the last domino to fall that caused this event to be cancelled. He is hardly the sole reason.

That being said, it's still pretty shocking he didn't just take what should have been an easy fight. But he is getting far more heat than he should.
With the hate train he already endures, people probably would've hated on him even if he did accept the fight.

Jones takes a fight against an out of shape, 185er, but won't rematch with Machida. hardy har har D:<
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Jones isn't obligated and no they can't make him fight and the UFC does deserve flack for not stacking the card.

But Jon once said "It's Dana's world and we all live in it, if my job was on the line I would absolutely fight Rashad"

What happened there? Is it still not Dana's world?

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I'm really dissapointed we aren't going to see Hendo vs Jones, and I don't blame Jones completely for this whole situation, just a part of it, I kind of get it from his point of view.

But how come no one has said this yet: "Shouldn't someone nicknamed "Bones" at least have a "Spine"?
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I disagree with his decision to not fight Chael, put on a good show for the fans, and support the card/fighters but realistically it is up to the UFC to make events happen, not one fighter. Dana can put the blame on Jon but the reality is that the failed event falls on the shoulders of the UFC management.
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