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Old 08-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I understand why people don't like this guy, but I personally find him extraordinarily entertaining.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I understand why people don't like this guy, but I personally find him extraordinarily entertaining.
There is nothing to hate, I used to be a huge hater of this guy. But Jon Jones did this to himself, with Anderson he was picking a fight . He did it with Jones, however it was a lnog shot. But when u volunteer to fight a man on 8 day notice and I doubt he would even been properly train for this fight it says something. I doubt Chael Sonnen would have been in fight shape right now when his next fight was near xmas.

Jon Jones dodged a an easier fight than Henderson IMO, he is trained and ready for a fight.
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Sonnen is by far the clear winner of this whole thing. He just turned 3/4 of the Jones haters into his fans.

You gotta admit, love or hate Sonnen, it takes ******* balls to challenge the most dominant champ in the sport on 8 days notice.
I am not a Sonnen fan but I can't argue this point.
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There is nothing to hate, I used to be a huge hater of this guy. But Jon Jones did this to himself, with Anderson he was picking a fight . He did it with Jones, however it was a lnog shot. But when u volunteer to fight a man on 8 day notice and I doubt he would even been properly train for this fight it says something. I doubt Chael Sonnen would have been in fight shape right now when his next fight was near xmas.
This right here.

I have no clue why Jones turned this fight down, I love Chael but he's got a deathwish coming if he fights Bones, and Jon still didn't want any part of it.
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Seeing that he also offered to fight Rashad Evans before the Tito bout was made, he really is someone who will fight anyone at anytime. I'm looking forward to seeing how he does in the LHW division.

That being said, he still hasn't earned a title shot in a weight class in the UFC in which he hasn't even won, and Jones stuck by it through thick and thin.
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That part's not entertainment. He's serious.
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Seeing that he also offered to fight Rashad Evans before the Tito bout was made, he really is someone who will fight anyone at anytime. I'm looking forward to seeing how he does in the LHW division.

That being said, he still hasn't earned a title shot in a weight class in the UFC in which he hasn't even won, and Jones stuck by it through thick and thin.
Really though with a guy like Jones or even SIlva, can you really earn a title shot? I mean with these guys they have pretty much cleared out their division at this point it just giving the fans fights they want to see.

I know I prefer Diaz over CW for Silva, and Sonnen over Davis,Gus, for Jones.
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I just found out where Chael's hypogonadism comes from. It's because his balls are made of steel.
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Sonnen is by far the clear winner of this whole thing. He just turned 3/4 of the Jones haters into his fans.

You gotta admit, love or hate Sonnen, it takes ******* balls to challenge the most dominant champ in the sport on 8 days notice.
It takes a brain, not balls. What did Sonnen have to lose? He knew Jones would easily beat him considering the weight disadvantage, lack of training, etc. So either lighting struck and Sonnen would win the belt, or Jones would beat him but Sonnen would make hundreds of thousands of dollars, be loved by the UFC even more, gain even more fans (which he did anyway), and there would be no shame in the loss.

I'm glad he can keep his gimmick going with this though, I'm a fan.
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Really though with a guy like Jones or even SIlva, can you really earn a title shot? I mean with these guys they have pretty much cleared out their division at this point it just giving the fans fights they want to see.

I know I prefer Diaz over CW for Silva, and Sonnen over Davis,Gus, for Jones.
Yes, you can.

There are plenty of hungry fighters that they have/haven't in each of their respective divisions (Jones more so than Silva) that can fight and learn their way to a title fight.

Just to list a few:

185: Belcher, Vitor Belfort, Tim Boetsch, Chris Weidman etc...

205: Alexander Gus, Glover, Phil Davis, Stanislov Nedkov etc...

A fight against Chael Sonnen does NOT make any sense what so ever and it was sloppy of the UFC to even suggest this fight in the first place. Dana White and the UFC (as previously stated) are basically just dumping ALL the blame Jon Jones as a scapegoat when the fact of the matter is they're the ones the had to cancel because it wasn't strong enough in the first place (atleast not to be a pay-per-view). I'm much more disgusted in the UFC for this decision than I am Jon Jones.

I mean, this is the basic breakdown of the whole thing...

UFC: Were just gonna make a fight card with no leg to stand on and hope to god none of the main eventers go out. Tralala...

Hendo: I can't go.

UFC: SHIT! UH! UM UM!...MACHIDA! Fight Jones?

Machida: No

UFC: SHIT!...Uhhhh...(>.<)...CHAEL! Fight Jones?

Chael: Sure

UFC: (ok good ehm...) JONES! Defend your title against Chael Sonnen even though he's coming off a loss?

Jones: What?!? No.

UFC: Well Thanks a lot Jon Jones! Now we gotta cancel! See what YOU did?

Jones shouldn't have the title stripped. Jones shouldn't have to apologize for sh#t. As a matter of fact, I hope Jon Jones turns into Nick Diaz, say's "F*ck Everybody", and destroy his opponents in the first round for his next few fights, making everyone hate him more.

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