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    Quote Originally Posted by ashkelon View Post
    I'm not into much the drama much, but it looks like they're throwing Jones under the bus for their ****-ups. Yes he should've taken the fight, but all the last events had low turnouts -except for Silva-Sonnen - and we injury ridden. They should have contingency, it's a multi-million dollar business. Blaming Jones for other fighters not earning is just low.

    Anyway Jones is an idiot for not taking the opportunity to polish his image. He should've had them announce Hendo's injury, suspend everything and then be hailed as savior for coming to the rescue. A bit of 1-2 P.R. and everybody wins.
    I'm curious why the specific reason as well and why it hinged so much on Jones. Again, others have mentioned that the rest of the card wasn't top draw stuff (but the fights would have probably been awesome). Then again, title fights are tough. In fact, does anyone remember a main event title fight for a PPV NOT HAPPENING due to one of the participants being injured? Then again, has one ever happened this close to the PPV event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by datdamnmachine View Post
    In fact, does anyone remember a main event title fight for a PPV NOT HAPPENING due to one of the participants being injured? Then again, has one ever happened this close to the PPV event?
    http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-151-canc...release-082312
    According to the UFC website Nope:
    Las Vegas, Nevada – For the first time in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, a UFC® champion has refused to face an alternative challenger after an injury to his original opponent, forcing the organization to cancel an event.
    Oh this is going to be good.

    Oh and I wonder if it had anything to do with a deleted twitter exchange:
    http://www.cagepotato.com/jon-jones-...burst-updated/
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    By the way, I'ml hoping Chael will have a field day with Jones now.
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    He should go into political speech writing, he uses some of the best rhetorical devices in his rants.
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    Greg Jackson's Response:

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/8/23...-mauro-ranallo

    "I was asked if it was smart to take a fight on three days notice and I don't think it's smart to do that," Jackson said on The MMA Show. "Three days to fight a guy that caliber is not a smart thing to do. I'm not trying to ruin the sport or cancel an event. I don't know about that stuff, but thought it wasn't a wise course of action."

    Jackson said that to fight someone of Sonnen's caliber, you "need to have a full training camp. That would seem smart to me. Fighting on three days notice isn't taking (the sport) seriously to me." He added that the decision wasn't solely his, but that Jones' entire team met and discussed whether to take the Sonnen fight on short notice. He merely added his opinion.
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    Joe Lauzon's Response:

    http://joelauzon.com/blog/2012/08/scorched-earth/

    UFC 151 is cancelled. Jon Jones was supposed to fight Dan Henderson, but Dan had to pull out because he tore his MCL and his knee is unstable even walking. There is no way that Dan can fight. Chael Sonnen has volunteered to fight Jon Jones, someone that EVERYONE else turned down because its Jones and its short notice… and Jon turned down Chael. As a result, the UFC was forced to cancel the entire show.

    Not only has this screwed over all the fans that bought tickets, non refundable airfare, took off work, made arrangements, etc… but think of all the fighters. Fighters that put in full camps, flew people in that helped them trains, etc. By the time I am actually fight, I spend close to 20k between corners, flights, expenses, coaches, etc… and then to have the whole show cancelled because ONE guy didn’t want to fight. This ONE guy that had trained an entire camp, who was the CHAMP and at the top of his weight class, who was going to fight someone who didn’t do the camp, and was fighting UP a weight class.

    I have always been a big Jon Jones supporter… but I would be FURIOUS if this happenned to me and I was on the card. To call is scorched earth wouldn’t do it justice.
    Just some stuff I've been randomly finding on Bloody Elbow.
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    Agree or disagree Dana was in classic form ripping Jones and Jackson go to mmafighting's channel on youtube for the whole conference call.
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    Oh my didn't know being a rapist was an indicator of bad assery lol.
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    Oh my didn't know being a rapist was an indicator of bad assery lol.
    I think Danny Trejo played a pretty bad ass rapist in Con Air.
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