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Old 08-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Joe Lauzon explains how Jon Jones not only screwed the fans but the fighters as well

“Not only has this screwed over all the fans that bought tickets, non refundable airfare, took off work, made arrangements, etc… but think of all the fighters. Fighters that put in full camps, flew people in that helped them trains, etc. By the time I am actually fight, I spend close to 20k between corners, flights, expenses, coaches, etc… and then to have the whole show cancelled because ONE guy didn’t want to fight. This ONE guy that had trained an entire camp, who was the CHAMP and at the top of his weight class, who was going to fight someone who didn’t do the camp, and was fighting UP a weight class.

http://joelauzon.com/blog/2012/08/sc...rth/#more-2665
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This guy hits the nail on the head on why Jon Jones is not a team player.
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This guy hits the nail on the head on why Jon Jones is not a team player.
Last time I checked MMA wasn't a team sport.

Again, misplaced blame lets the UFC get away with bad decision making.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's really crazy when you think about it. Jones is being a complete Bitch. He's basically saying he won't fight a guy coming off a loss, and from a lighter weight class.

I still blame Greg Jackson. He messed up that Diaz-Condit Fight along with Condit sitting out...Now Thousands hate Condit (no matter how many times Loyoto Legion types..No No just Diaz lovers...LOL) Greg got the fans to turn on Clay Guida with that Craptastic gameplan as well.
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You know what is funny, is Chael Sonnen more liked than Jon Jones now?
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Jon Jones didn't do anything wrong, a Sonnen-Bones LHW title fight makes absolutely no sense whatsoever and would do a lot more harm to all the fighters in the long run by making the UFC look like a ******* joke and illegitimate sport. Jones had nothing to gain really by fighting Chael and everything to lose, it's not his fault Hendo got injured and it's not his fault Machida or any other LHW didn't step up on short notice.
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Jon Jones didn't do anything wrong, a Sonnen-Bones LHW title fight makes absolutely no sense whatsoever and would do a lot more harm to all the fighters in the long run by making the UFC look like a ******* joke and illegitimate sport. Jones had nothing to gain really by fighting Chael and everything to lose, it's not his fault Hendo got injured and it's not his fault Machida or any other LHW didn't step up on short notice.
He doesn't want to fight machida....
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I don't blame Jones at all. I blame the UFC for offering a loser to fight that talked his way in to the Silva fight and is talking his way into another fight. NO way in the world they should have even offered him that fight. That was just stupid. I understand Lauzon's frustration but he's putting the blame on the wrong guy.
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wow I actually think Jones is more hated that Sonnen.
Even fellow fighters dislike him now.

Check these tweets out.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/8/23...-151-cancelled




chael sonnen

@sonnench
30 min to cement your legacy. Champ or Coward? I make a lot more than you do... Show up in 8 days I'll give you my purse.
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


michael

@bisping
Jones said he's not fighting chael on 8 days notice. I did. .... Just sayin
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


Jeff Hougland

@JeffHougland
Wait am I not fighting?? Please say it ain't so I got bills to pay @ufc !
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Jeff Hougland

@JeffHougland
@JonnyBones Can I at least get one of your new Nike T-shirts? I'll give it to my kid since I won't have any money for her school clothes.
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


patrick cote

@patrick_cote
Very very sad for other fighters who were on the card of UFC 151 ! I know how much its cost with money and time to prepare for a fight !
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


Danny Castillo

@lastcall155
Wow! WTF! #HeartBroken #frankmirface
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Danny Castillo

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Who got $50 I can borrow till my next fight?
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


Charlie Brenneman

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Me n @Rick_Story took a fight on 24 hrs norice!! Champ what?!?! @ufc
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Charlie Brenneman

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@JonnyBones u can send my check to PO box 198. EH NJ. Rent is due the first, so preferably by then. Thanks. @ufc
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Aaron Simpson

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I gotta say, I feel bad for the fighters and my training partner @MeansTim who will not get to compete next weekend @ufc 151. #JustFight
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Aaron Simpson

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yes. He is to blame. “@raisedRIGHT: @aaronsimpson you’re the only fighter I follow Can you blame jones for turning down the fight?”
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Kyle Noke

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Im no longer fighting. the whole @ufc 151 card is cancelled. Sorry to all fans who bought flight, hotel, and fight tickets. #heartbroken
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Henry Martinez@HenryMartinez83
I train my ass off I sacrifice myself&my family and my fights get canceled and sponsors bullshit me and don't pay. #UFC151canceled #livid
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john albert

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I am so livid right now I was the biggest Jon jones fan but not anymore that guy is bad for the sport his fans and other fighters he doesn't
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
john albert

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Understand or forgot what it's like being a lower ranked fighter like me or @JeffHougland who make pennies compared to him and fighting is
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john albert

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Our livelihood and we survive by fighting and all the hard work those 20 other fighters put in are goin to waste utterly discusted
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Jason High

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Screw u guys calling him selfish man. I can’t stand fans. Of course he’s selfish. Who’s gonna take care of his shit if he doesn’t. You? #FOH
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Jason High

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All that said, I’d have liked to see Chael fight Jones.
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Joe Rogan

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I am completely bewildered that Jon Jones didn't accept the fight with Chael Sonnen. Never saw that coming in a million years.
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Joe Rogan

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Now the entire UFC card is scrapped because Jones didn't accept a fight with a 185lb'er who is completely out of shape. WOW. Just wow.
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Josh Barnett

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If I was in Jones' shoes I'd have said "Bring me the contract and I'll bring you his head.". To me, the scenario was far in Jones' favor.
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Josh Barnett

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But if it was me instead of Jones...I'm a mercenary. You pay for war and you got it. #LeaveNoManstanding
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Anthony Pettis

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Wow Can't believe UFC 151 is canceled!!!
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Shane Roller

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Just heard the news. I got flights, hotels, tons of stuff I have 2 take care of. Just finished my last hard practice. Hope it's not true.
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Derek Brunson

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Chael Sonnen continues to impress with his thuggery #WellDone
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Brad Tavares

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1. I feel bad for all the fighters who won't get paid. 2. I feel bad for all the fans 3. Feel even worse for the fans who r going to show up
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Brad Tavares

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I'm still shocked that an entire card got scratched because of 1 fight. I would be ****en pissed if I was a fighter on the ghost card.
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Benson Henderson

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For all the ppl who don't understand the SPORT of MMA (@ufc)...ask an NFL team to play the Superbowl vs a not worthy opponent...
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Ulysses Gomez@uselessgomez
Bones wouldn't be taking the fight on "8 days notice" he's been training for a fight for (cont) tl.gd/j08v19
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Ulysses Gomez@uselessgomez
I don't understand not taking a fight espically when you're in shape and fighting a guy who is a (cont) tl.gd/j091oe
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Jamie Varner

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Ok fine I'll step at fight jones it will be my light heavyweight debut, no sense and canceling a whole show... @ufc #Letsgo
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Michael Chiesa

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@JonnyBones is a fraud. He's all about his $$ but he won't take a fight with @sonnench who would bring in WAY more $$? He's scared, period.
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Michael Chiesa

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99.999% of @ufc fighters will be "company men" and help our organization if needed. @sonnench is a company man, @JonnyBones is selfish.
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Patrick Healy

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Damn I was going to #ufc151 that's a real bummer
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Seth Baczynski

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Greg Jackson should of drew up one of his cross country game plans. Run,run,run. Don't u dare fight, in this fight. #ufc151
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


John Maguire@MaguireTheOne
Just so people know I'm ready to step in & fight Jon Jones next week it saves me cutting weight on sep 29th lol #JustSaying #GypsyJiuJitsu
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


King Mo

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@JonnyBones is smart....its a business. Dont knock him for his decision. Yall aint in his shoes!!! U dont see it in big boxing events.
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


Tom Lawlor

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WOW. Absolutely SHOCKED at the cancellation of UFC 151, my mind is blown.
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Brock Jardine@BrockJardine
If u wanted to make money y wouldn't u want to fight @sonnench who was just part of biggest ppv in @ufc history Really disappointed
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


FranCisco Rivera

@CiscoRiveraUFC
Damn that really sucks for all the other 151 fighters ..now don't get to fight .. Just wrong.. I would be pissed..
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Thiago Alves.

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It's a crazy and unpredictable world our MMA sport is @ufc
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Uncle Ben @RothwellFighter
@sonnench = lol at getting a UFC canceled wow I hear by declare myself your HW disciple.
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Jerome-Max Holloway

@BlessedMMA
Something doesnt make sense Jones said he doesnt wanna fight machida cause he dont wanna be a broke fighter. Now hes not getting paid at all
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DaMarques Johnson

@DaMarques_UFC
UFC 151 canceled... no more cold spoon. Thats like me sitting on my own balls. Shocking saddening and painful
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Joe Lauzon

@JoeLauzon
I would be pissed if I was on #UFC151 j-lau.com/NIMIF3
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TJ Dillashaw@TJDillashaw
I can't believe a whole show was canceled because of Jon Jones!! He should have to relinquish his belt
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Dennis Hallman

@DennisHallman
@TavaresMMA man this sucks! What a sad day for MMA
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


TJ Grant@TJ_Grant
Feel bad for all those fighters who were on UFC 151.
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Abel Trujillo@AbelTrujillo1
The news of UFC 151 cancelled is heartbreaking!!! Trying to stay positive that its Gods plan & not mine!!! Jon Jones is selfish For that!!!
23 Aug 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


UFC

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Update: UFC 152 on September 22 will remain named UFC 152. UFC 151 will simply not happen. @arielhelwani remains good at math.
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Vinny Magalhaes@VinnyMMA
Things that people learned today: Chael @sonnench is the man! A lot of people will be losing money. Jon Jones doesn't give a shit.
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chael sonnen

@sonnench
Times up
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Sonnen fought two top MWs to get his second shot at Silva. He didn't talk his way into anything. He did more to earn both title fights than Silva did to earn his. So people need to let go of that baseless nonsense.


And those who believe Sonnen vs. Jones would have hurt the sport need to give their heads a shake and stop being so damn dramatic. The UFC must certainly share in the blame, but to act as though Jon Jones hasn't made himself look a prima donna fool as of late is just blind, biased ignorance. Won't fight Silva. Won't fight Lyoto. Won't fight Sonnen. Yeah... you go ahead and champion that guy.
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