The only reason? Really? So the fact that he has astronomical skills has nothing to do with it?
Look... Jones is a a bitch. I agree. For somebody of his tools and skills to not fight Chael fecking Sonnen is a disgrace in my book. I cant be any clearer then that.
But this whole idea that somehow he ruined a card and fecked up everybody's life? Sorry, that's a step too far for me. And Bisping is sucking up no matter how you cut it. I haven't heard any other fighter mention Dana by name like that. Saying in essence "You let Dana down". Its cringe-worthy bollock sucking and has done more to sour my opinion of Bisping over anything else he's ever done.
Yes, he did ruin a card and screwed everybody. Him, specifically him, he, jones, Jon jones, alone, declined a fight and cancelled the whole card.
His skill? His skill means jack shit if the UFC didn't pay him to use it, if the UFC didn't give him the opportunity to fight, if the UFC didn't offer him a title shot, the UFC and the UFC alone is the reason why Jones is where Jones is at, he could be digging ditches right now without them, and they asked him to do something (that many other fighters do all the time, mind you) to save an entire card, and Jones declines.
As for Bisping, Bisping already fought on very short notice against Sonnen, he put his money where his mouth is. We all know Bisping will step up and fight when called, who is sucking up? Someone who does what his boss asks him? Someone who understands that the only reason he's doing what he's doing is because of the UFC, and when they ask a favor or need something from you unexpected, you step up like a man and like a good employee and take it?