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unheard of for trailer park dana not to keep this inhouse and instead throw a legitimate goay candidate under the bus because he chooses not to fight some scrub on 7 days notice.

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Last time the champ fought at LHW he got triangled by Renato f'n Sobral.
Wait, people say Babalu sucked now?
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The contingency plan was to have Jones fight a different opponent. No one could have guessed that Jones was going to decide he wasnt going to fight anymore if he has to get a new opponent. That is unheard of.

Well, I get what you're saying but there's a couple things the UFC can do. Firstly, be AWARE what fighter's won't and will do, be aware that Jones has this stance. Tell Jones if Hendo's out this this and this might happen. Talk to other fighters. Other LHW should be on standby in case something happens. Lyoto Machida couldnt be contacted.

The UFC scrambled and the best they had was a MW. Really.
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I'm not a big Chael fan, but it's hard not to like the guy when he's ripping on the biggest douchebag in MMA right now; cracks me the hell up.

Unlike Silva, Jones is completely deserving of this trolling from Chael. It's just funny how it works out for Chael so well, he talks shit to Jones, Hendo gets injured, he's the first to take the fight, Jones denies, he looks more like a contender and now his trash talk can be taken even more seriously and personally.
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Well, I get what you're saying but there's a couple things the UFC can do. Firstly, be AWARE what fighter's won't and will do, be aware that Jones has this stance. Tell Jones if Hendo's out this this and this might happen. Talk to other fighters. Other LHW should be on standby in case something happens. Lyoto Machida couldnt be contacted.

The UFC scrambled and the best they had was a MW. Really.
This episode will probably lead to a change on how fight day contracts are written in the future.
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Well, I get what you're saying but there's a couple things the UFC can do. Firstly, be AWARE what fighter's won't and will do, be aware that Jones has this stance. Tell Jones if Hendo's out this this and this might happen. Talk to other fighters. Other LHW should be on standby in case something happens. Lyoto Machida couldnt be contacted.

The UFC scrambled and the best they had was a MW. Really.
There was no way that ANYONE could have guessed including the UFC that Jon Jones was going to pull out if Henderson pulled out. Especially with the stuff that Jones has said in the past. For example "Il never turn down a fight." "Im a company man and thats what i want to be".

And the problem is that Jones just didnt want to fight if he wasnt fighting Henderson. They offered him Chael and Machida and Jones said no to both of them if its an 8 days notice. Other fighters like Weidman have said they offered to fight Jones also. If it was a matter of Jones just not wanting to fight Chael then the Event would still have been on and Jones would have been fighting someone else.

There is no realistic way to prepare for this. The only thing they could have done is kick Jones out of the Card and have Chael maybe fight someone else. BUT the fans paid for a title fight of huge caliber and to take that away and force them to pay for an event they wouldn't be interested in is not fair to them. And there was no way the UFC could have created another title fight. Atleast with the decision the UFC made the fans are going to get a refund for their tickets.

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If anything he says pisses Jones off, at this point I'm willing to say I like Chael.

Anything he does to get under Jones's skin, to rile him up, to let him know that he's a selfish asshole that let fans down, let fighters down, let the UFC down, then I'm good with it. It's only the truth after all.
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I know I should find this funny because it isn't an attack at Silva this time around - but seriously, this guy is a broken record at this point

i agree. i used to hate chael but now i see he is just mma's chief politician im not as bothered

"no chael you aint gettin to me your just makin my ears hurt"

respect him for challenging jones but it was pretty calculated i reckon. he knew he would say no but i think once he got in the cage reality wouldve set in



also i think it hurts the cridibility of the media having such a crazy maniac as a serious commentator

i just dont get how he can say crazy shit and then we're supposed to take his opinions seriously. you need a lie detector for whenever he speaks! its tiring these days

each to their own tho i guess

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I can see why Sonnen does this ( for money and fame ofcourse) but it still makes me want to puke in my mouth.

A fighter who lacks the skill to compete at the highest level who always get titleshots because he can troll, fk me thats sad. And it just shows that all you really need to do to get rich and famous in the UFC is talk alot of shit and be far far up Danas hole.

Sonnen has balls of steel for taking this fight? well if anything it shows he atleast has half a brain. If Sonnens balls are made of steel then mine should be made of the same stuff Wolverines head is, because I would have taken that fight for the reward Sonnen gets & I'm a featherweight with low level amateur fighting skills. I mean how bad can the beating get, the ref saves you before you die anyway.

I know it's not comparable but the idea of him NOT taking the fight when he has absolutely nothing to lose and so much to gain well....I'm amazed that people think it's something to celebrate.

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