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Old 09-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hahaha Jones is ******* funny.


I was going to send everyone here 1000 dollars until i received a NEG.

Who the **** says things like that??? Either pay the fighter or DONT pay the fighters. But dont talk about considering to pay the fighters but then deciding not to. If he really cared he would have just stepped up and not been in that situation anyway.

What a ******* Jon Jones thing to say. The guy never seizes to amaze me.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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*groan* Jon just....stop talking for now....please?
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So he would have paid them as long as they promised in writing not to talk about how much of a bitch he was being... and then later told the whole world that he would have helped these men pay their bills that they cannot because of his decision except that they were critical of him...

At this point I don't give a **** how good of a fighter he is I am done with Jon Jones. This is too much bitchery. It is a veritable Black Mass celebrating the furthest depths of his bitchcraft. He is an amazingly talented competitor but he is also the biggest whining, condescending, hypocritical bitch in mma.

At this point I'm wondering why you're taking all of this 'bitchery' so hard.

How has the cancellation of UFC 151 negatively impacted your life?

Did you have tickets to the event?

Did your dog die in shock of the news?

I can only speculate because your level of disgust seems to suggest that this series of events that Jones is responsible for has in some way, shape, or form brought devastation to your life.

I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just trying to understand the noticeable distraught feeling to your post.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Yesterday, ESPN's MMA Live focused on the topic of the UFC 151 cancellation and where the blame for it might lie. There was an interesting nugget in it that made me take pause. According to Franklin McNeil, a reliable source close to the situation said that Jon Jones was willing to pay the fighters from the card their purses. Unfortunately, that good will was hampered by a condition. You weren't allowed to voice your opinion about the situation if it wasn't a favorable one. These days, charitable moments have sub-clauses. Due to multiple fighters speaking out against Jones, he decided to change his mind and not pay out the fighters. This whole UFC 151 cancellation has pulled me in two directions. I fully understand and support Jones on his decision to not take a last minute fight. Chael Sonnen is an elite competitor, and that's a hell of a risk to take with your title. However, the fan in me would have been 100x more dedicated to Jones' future endeavors had he stepped up to the plate and met the challenge. What bothers me here, is that when things like this leak out, it doesn't do him any favors. This is akin to his backhanded apology tweet. I almost helped a lady across the street but decided not to because she didn't ask nicely. See what I did there? To me, it defeats the spirit of a good will gesture when it's conditional. Catch the clip of the show and some quotes after the jump.
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Bah, after the crap they started talking I would have changed my mind as well.
Jones sounds and acts a lot like Pres #44. How dare anyone voice a comment that doesn't praise these chosen few who, in their own mind, walk on water. Screw Jones... Narcissism at it's finest
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At this point I'm wondering why you're taking all of this 'bitchery' so hard.

How has the cancellation of UFC 151 negatively impacted your life?

Did you have tickets to the event?

Did your dog die in shock of the news?

I can only speculate because your level of disgust seems to suggest that this series of events that Jones is responsible for has in some way, shape, or form brought devastation to your life.

I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just trying to understand the noticeable distraught feeling to your post.
It's not that. I'm a former fighter. I've spent my entire life training, teaching, or competing in one type of fighting or another. My disgust comes from someone claiming to be a fighter acting this way. The arrogance, the whining, the saying one thing and doing another... fighters fight. Not bitch, moan, and whine because people didn't like a decision you made. Men make decisions and accept the consequences. Not complain and cry every time somebody criticizes you.

He's just showing traits that genuinely disgust me in people. I could have lived with his decision if he had just made it and said "**** you! It's my decision." Instead he made his decision and then bitched about every single person who's criticized him over it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #28 (permalink)
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It's not that. I'm a former fighter. I've spent my entire life training, teaching, or competing in one type of fighting or another. My disgust comes from someone claiming to be a fighter acting this way. The arrogance, the whining, the saying one thing and doing another... fighters fight. Not bitch, moan, and whine because people didn't like a decision you made. Men make decisions and accept the consequences. Not complain and cry every time somebody criticizes you.

He's just showing traits that genuinely disgust me in people. I could have lived with his decision if he had just made it and said "**** you! It's my decision." Instead he made his decision and then bitched about every single person who's criticized him over it.
I can see you logic that 'fighters should fight'. When it was announced that Condit was going to wait to fight GSP instead of defending his interim title I was in complete disgust.

I think the difference in these situations is the timelines.

Condit could have plenty of time to prepare for Hendricks or Kampmann or whomever they decided was fit for him to fight.

For some bizarre reason Dana and Joe Silva thought it was appropriate for an interim fighter to sit out for 9 months and not fight anyone, but they jump all over Jones for not taking a fight on 8 days notice (3 days actual training)?

To me there is a complete double standard here. Why does the company see fit that one fighter can sit out for an extended period of time (which is in his best interest financially as a result of the potential money to be made in a title fight and retaining the title) and another fighter can't make the best decision for them financially (Jones could possibly lose his title to Chael without adequate time to prepare)?

It bugs me that people were backing Condit in his decision because it was 'smart', but they want to burn Jones at the stake for his decision, which imo was smart because of the potential loss in income over the long term considering the risk.

I personally don't like either of their decisions to sit out, but without the UFC being able to force them to fight, why would they make decisions to fight that aren't in their best interest?

Can you really blame either man for making decisions to better themselves and their families financially?

I think the system the UFC has allowed is to blame.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I'm not a Condit fan, but did the UFC ever offer Condit a fight?
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I almost liked Jon Jones, but then he voiced his opinion...
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