Originally Posted by zarny
It's easy to criticize when you aren't the one taking the risk. It's disappointing the card was canceled but I don't blame Jones. Do you think Ali would have taken Frazier or Foreman on 8 days notice?
You think Sonnen represents the same challenge to Bones as Frazier and Foreman did to Ali?
Wow. What is going on around here lately?! Sonnen has *nothing* for Bones. Nothing at all. We all know this. For all our debating, I'm convinced even the biggest Sonnen fan knows Bones is the most horrible fight in the world for him. Even if Sonnen has had 3 weeks more *specific* preparation then Jones... I still rate his chances at next to zero.
That's why I personally consider Machida turning down a fight different. Bones is a MASSIVE threat to Lyoto. He's already choked him out brutally. Going in at anything less then 100% is suicide. This is why Sonnen ( as well as being a c*unt ) is a hardcore badass.
But for Bones to turn down Sonnen?... pathetic.