Originally Posted by kantowrestler
Dude there's a huge difference between refusing a fight months in advance and refusing a fight on a week's notice. With that particular example Jones wasn't obligated to accept a fight when he'd been training for months for another opponent and only had a week to prepare. In this example however, Aldo had no excuse to refuse a fight months in advance with ample time to prepare.
Like Jones was in his sofa, with no schedule fight in the horizon and Dana called him to defend his belt in a week.
A whole event canceled because an unprepared, out of shape MW scared the LHW champion in a replacement match...give me a break here.
Both fighters have obligations before the company and the paying public. Aldo initial reaction was abrupt and understandable, but in the end he'll fight Pettis and Jones will go down in history as the one who refused to fight and caused an event to be cancelled.
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