I didn't know people were disputing Jones' right to refuse the fight, but I might have missed something across the 500 threads currently open on the issue. So I'll just focus on highlighting the parts of your argument that are subjective, without absolute fact and disputable.
People are alluding to the idea that Jones should not have the right to turn the fight down. You can spin it how you like but that is my opinion. Regarding what you highlighted, I do not see how that discredits my points? I gave my opinion, along with the facts that are Irrefutable. I am not 100% objective in my responses and assume you are not as well.
Regarding my points, I numbered the facts purposefully. But let us revisit them shall we?
Fact 1 – JBJ had a very short-time window to prepare for Chael and has the right under his contractual agreement to not accept the fight.
Fact 2 – Dana has made no mention of the role that Dan Henderson, his company and any other parties played in cancelling the event (except JBJ). All he stated was that Dan was injured but placed no accountability on Dan or the UFC’s shoulders. For example, the time that it took for Dan to disclose his injury or the lack of preparation from UFC to deal with something like this to save the card. These are not opinions but facts.
Fact 3 – JBJ did not feel it was in his best interest to take the fight. You highlighted some of my thoughts on it but it still does not take from the relevance of the fact that JBJ is the champion and felt that it was not in his interest to take a fight on such short notice when he felt he had little to gain from it.
Fact 4 – The UFC is an organization, with contractual relationship with their employees and play a role when a whole event is scrapped. This is not a subjective opinion but based on common sense and fact.
If you truly want to make it sound like an opinion, then we can go in circles with this and play the game of ‘what is the truth’, ‘what is a fact’. I provided my thoughts, as well as the facts. That is usually a common occurrence when folks create threads.