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Crocography Says, in 9-4-2012 at 09:05:19 from 99.231.165.170    

I wonder if he is trying to convince himself.

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MangyMongoose Says, in 9-4-2012 at 09:09:42 from 68.103.226.85    

Boo Hoo, it was a different opponent. This kid is lame.

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Joe Dog Says, in 9-4-2012 at 09:50:30 from 66.228.27.153    

Jones lives in his Jon Jones-Centric world. Prima Donna. It’s not about you, Mr. Jones, it’s about saving an event for the fans. His stock with fans would have risen wildly beating the snot out of Chael Sonnen on short notice.

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mali Says, in 9-4-2012 at 09:58:17 from 68.98.134.191    

Jon you dum*ass, this interview does you no good. You sound too arrogant

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Anwar Says, in 9-4-2012 at 10:06:21 from 82.150.248.29    

What a cocky douchebag

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Muay Thai #1 Says, in 9-4-2012 at 10:22:14 from 74.137.212.199    

Whatever Jones

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steptof Says, in 9-4-2012 at 11:19:21 from 96.31.162.5    

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The first half of this interview made me understand and side with him a little bit, but then after Ariel asked him if he listen to Dana’s interview and he said “NO I just read stuff on twitter….” THEN 20 mins later he turns around and contradiction himself by correcting Ariel on what Dana actually said when he listen to Dana’s broadcast.

You almost had me JJ!!

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Joe Dog Says, in 9-4-2012 at 11:31:20 from 68.186.104.36    

Bla bla bla…..

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mmafan11 Says, in 9-4-2012 at 11:39:36 from 207.6.214.47    

Why does Chael get the fight vs Jon Jones?

The UFC should have found a suitable opponent at a later date subbed the main event with another fight like they have done in the past.

The upcoming Victor Belfort fight is a JOKE WTF is the UFC thinking?

I’m no Jon Jones Fan but the UFC shares the blame not only Jon Jones.

Only the ignorant would put 100% of the blame on the Jones.

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dmfh1981 Says, in 9-4-2012 at 11:55:46 from 174.228.198.121    

I agree completely, fully, 100% with what he is saying…BUT shame on him for thinking Dana White gave a f*ck about him or anyone else for that matter…

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Roe Jogan Says, in 9-4-2012 at 11:57:16 from 69.178.146.114    

Screw him in the neck with Fedor’s dick.

1. He screwed all the fighters and their teams on the card that depended on it for a paycheck.
2. He screwed all the event personnel.
3. He screwed the city and the businesses around the event.
4. He screwed the fans.
5. He screwed the UFC.

I want Dana to make a new division… the “REAL Light Heavyweight” division. It will be 204 weight +1 a pound of leniency. They have a tourney for the champ, Jones is not invited. Then, offer Jones his fights with ONLY retired or injured fighters and put them at the bottom of a card every 9 months… cancel them all… and he gets no replacement opponents, because he does not do that. Then boot him from the UFC when his contract is up. Merge divisions when he is gone.

Wish him a nice life in Bellator.

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AOPrinciple Says, in 9-4-2012 at 12:17:55 from 140.182.102.63    

At first I was really pissed at Jackson and Jones for the UFC 151 business. After listening to this interview, though, I think I Jones’ reasons for turning Chael down were really good ones. The truth is, Jones is not responsible for the collapse of 151 (he wasn’t even aware what would happen) and he made an intelligent, professional decision. The whole thing really sucks and I feel bad for the fighters who had their fights cut, but it isn’t fair to make Jon the scapegoat.

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mr42069 Says, in 9-4-2012 at 12:21:37 from 97.81.245.202    

chael may be a punk, but he’s a punk you are scared of fighting. jones should accept the fight because he’s the champ/

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Not anonymous Says, in 9-4-2012 at 12:23:12 from 50.129.84.86    

Lame… also Sonnen hasn’t lost his last two fights he lost two in the last two years. Explain to me how this guy has a nike contract when he doesn’t wear shirt or shoes when he competes? Might as well be sponsored by Kotex.

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Doyle Brunson Says, in 9-4-2012 at 12:38:39 from 99.234.40.86    

I hate Jon Jones as much as the next guy but it was that iidot Hendos fault for trying to battle through an injury and waiting till it was to late to say anything. Old man should of known when to quit

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Rugburnbob Says, in 9-4-2012 at 12:49:04 from 50.132.57.45    

Greg the greatest coach, Jon the possible best ever? RIGHT! UFC has had many instant rematches honored and many champions pride themselves on being multi time champions. So what does he have to loose… The mouth game! This guy is boring and does not support the sport or the fans. We like Chael because he has personality, class, and balls! The same reasons we do not like you! Good fighter maybe, chicken ass definately!

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JJcanEatAdiq Says, in 9-4-2012 at 12:56:34 from 68.39.140.118    

Jon Jones really is delusional right now. He needs to grow up, man up, and stop being a douche. He preaches this whole Christian bs, yet he keeps saying how he has to think about himself. Jesus didnt think about himself. He thought of others. JJ also keeps talking about not puting his career on the line, yet this decision he made really hurt his career. JJ… get over yourself.

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TheKungFuLowKick Says, in 9-4-2012 at 13:02:05 from 24.212.65.37    

I remember over a year ago when I use to think:Wow that guy is the future of the UFC.He’s humble nice and a good martial artist…He’s a great actor that Jon Jones.But the act stopped when he became a champ.His ego was too huge he couldn’t take it that act was too much for him.If from the beginning he would’ve been a loudmouth cocky guy, I would actually like him.But trying to act the complete opposite of what you are and thinking people won’t notice is taking people for retards.

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TheKungFuLowKick Says, in 9-4-2012 at 13:04:39 from 24.212.65.37    

If Jon’s ego wasn’t so huge he wouldn’t think this way.Jon only thinks about what happens to Jon.I don’t think the fact that all the other fighters won’t get paid because of his choice even crossed his mind.I mean these guys are not Jon Jones,so why would Jon Jones care about somebody else then Jon Jones.Go cheat on your wife while driving drunk and smash in a pole Mr.Good Christian

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kaution35 Says, in 9-4-2012 at 13:22:45 from 198.202.6.172    

@ steptof: “…Ariel asked him if he listen to Dana’s interview and he said “NO I just read stuff on twitter….” THEN 20 mins later he turns around and contradiction himself by correcting Ariel on what Dana actually said when he listen to Dana’s broadcast.”

thought I was tripping when I heard it too, he did make alot of sense but at the same time he still needed to watch how and what he said–and honestly, if they would have offered Rashad the spot nd he was hungry and in shape he would have taken Jon out this time I feel. The next time he has to face Suga he is NOT going to like it.

Just my opinion.

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Drew Says, in 9-4-2012 at 14:05:52 from 50.70.46.5    

He says he trains and studies to the point of obsession and he would be facing a guy who hadn’t earned it, so why would he take the fight? For pride. To smash a guy who was running his mouth, who you say will never be on your level. To save a card.

The kid still doesn’t get it.

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DD Says, in 9-4-2012 at 14:08:14 from 76.93.34.134    

Hes lame! Its not even as if they chose a different style that much! Chael is a different fighter yes….but hes a wrestler as is dan but he doesnt have the power or weight….basically an easier hendo!

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Blame UFC, NOT Jones! Says, in 9-4-2012 at 14:39:04 from 64.135.5.242    

You people have to be BLIND and/or RETARDED to blame Jones and Jacksons for all of this s*** especially after hearing this audio. Stop pointing your fat, greasy fingers at this kid. Dana “douche bag” White, Lorenzo Fertida and others are F-U-L-L-Y responsible for the cancellation of the event. There could of been ten ways to fix this stupid s***. Jon Jones is a responsible, educated, respectable champ. He deserves all the praise as he works HARD and makes smart decisions.

1. Chael did not deserve the damn title shot AT ALL in the first place. You dont loose multiple fights in another weight class then shoot up to a title shot regardless of weight change, opponent turndowns or s*** talking.
2. Jones did not know (who the hell would?) that his decision would “ruin” the first event in 11 years. The audio explains it all again, clearly.
3. Jon made a RESPECTABLE decision for his career and his managers. Is that not what a fighter SHOULD DO?!
4. The heat should also be on other fighters who refused to fight Jones, not just him, if anyone… MACHIDA.
5. Where was the miscommunication of Dan being injured WEEKS before all of this? As Jon said… he didnt get injured, Dan did.
5. The UFC is all about their money rather then supporting their fighters. Oh we’ll sponsor you then well s*** all over you when you make a decision we dont like regardless of the MANY MANY favors you’ve done for us. Get the F*** out of here. They point the fingers and make people look bad, people they were supposed to promote and support. Open your eyes people even if you are sour about not seeing the event. Focus on the real issue at hand, not the UFC blindfold.

P.S Someone tweet this to Jon please. =]

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london_jones Says, in 9-4-2012 at 14:42:01 from 90.204.144.112    

they hate Jones… Silva…Mayweather..hhhhmmm i wonder why? they say there cocky!! wish they had the balls to say the real reason!!

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kravmma Says, in 9-4-2012 at 15:28:57 from 94.170.97.73    

I’m glad he set the record straight and went off on Dana Shite. Interesting that the vast majority of these post are anti Jones. Not disimiliar to everything I read here on Anderson Silva. I wonder what all the animosity is about, I wonder what these guys have in common. Oh……..

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ustabeluke Says, in 9-4-2012 at 15:34:40 from 24.119.4.182    

lol, this guy is pathetic one excuse after another. I use to respect him, but ducking fights to shape is legacy and maintaining his fight record is sad. Who does Jon Jones think he is to decide who deserves an opportunity to fight for the belt? Dude is talking in circles, and yes we do think you are scared. Jones must be related to Floyd Mayweater or something.

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Rick Says, in 9-4-2012 at 15:40:10 from 72.214.7.86    

Bla bla bla Come on. Real men say it once and shut up. He rambles worse than Nick Diaz after a bong hit.

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NotVinnieJones Says, in 9-4-2012 at 15:45:39 from 63.85.214.4    

6 days before Jones was offered Sonnen as an alternate opponent he said on the Abe Kanan Show that he would fight Sonnen “in a heartbeat”. Also, in May of ’10 Jones tweeted, “Just to clear the record I’ve never turn down a mma fight against anyone and never will..” The guy is a BS artist, plain and simple. I was a fan before all this but no more.

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King Solomon Says, in 9-4-2012 at 15:48:14 from 66.176.129.139    

This guy is bullshitting Im sure Dana told him is he doesnt fight they may have to cancel show. He cant b that nieve.

Plus at the end of the day u sound like a prima donna p**** ass bitch. Shogun gave u a crack at at the title on short notice. Why cany u do the same just once.. I know why” u r a spoiled brat. And Greg “Sport Killer” Jackon can kiss my ass too.

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jeff_figmb Says, in 9-4-2012 at 15:59:29 from 71.189.228.45    

Henderson or anyone else for that matter would have taken on anyone in this situation. You’re a greedy, selfish little bitch Jones! The old school guys would have jumped in without a question! You’re not paid to be a thinker or a business man you f**, you’re paid to be a fighter and to put on a show for the fans. Great decision, now no one likes your p**** ass. You’re terrible for the sport Jones!!

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reppin Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:01:17 from 184.160.196.147    

thank you blame UFC not jones!!!!

THIS GUY KNOWS WHAT HES TALKING ABOUT“` NICE TO SEE

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jeff_figmb Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:06:43 from 71.189.228.45    

I totally understand all of Jones’ points and they’re valid concerns etc, but he should have put all of those things aside and taken a chance here. Just be a warrior, gain more fans and be the good guy. He should have just said F*** it, let’s do it old school style. Instead he overanalyzed the situation and mind f***** himself out of it. Now he’s the most disliked fighter out there… and he does care, even if he says he doesn’t. The guy is way to into social networking… HE CARES what everyone thinks about him. I predict he’ll get mental and lose his s***, and get knocked out by VITOR!! I doubt it but I hope…

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dddddddddddddddddd Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:08:37 from 184.160.196.147    

I LOVE when my good old uneducated friend kungfulowkick has something smart to say….
you know what buddy he will go cheat on his wife and crash his 150 000$ bentley into a tree…. because hes better than you lol so he could just get a new wife and new bentley…

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k91st Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:20:58 from 69.158.181.217    

Wow this is sure bringing out the haters. What about fighters that come in for title shot and not in shape. Wasted our money. What about fighters when given a title fight chance would refuse to fight a team mate or friend. Wasted our money.What about the Refs making blatantly wrong calls. Wasted our money. Jones is doing what he thinks is right and if you have been paying to watch the UFC your wasting your money.

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Joe Dog Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:21:58 from 66.228.27.153    

Bla Bla Bla….

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WTFson Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:30:00 from 69.137.98.169    

I wonder what his relationship to his trainer Mr.Jackson is like after this. After this mess he is in now all he had to offer was,
“i listened to my trainer.”

Well, jon you have the right to disagree. It appears its a father-son relationship rather than a business relationship.

The blame will be passed around but as a long reach fighter he should have seen this as an advantage.

Its a given that chael wasn’t deserving of it yet he was the only one to ask for it. In short time ofcourse they’d give it to him. Ultimately we all want to hear the fighter to have given his stern disagreement with his trainer on this one, sorry jon but you’ll have to live with all the blame.

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kill_666 Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:37:36 from 68.224.121.224    

he didn’t want to put on risk a multi million dollar career, his legacy (psss came on) and being close to Tito Ortiz greatest record, ha! legends are not make just of records, great fighter are make on adversity, they show balls and go to war.
he didn’t want to loose all his legacy but he was not scare?what? wow that’s some really low self esteem to think everything on his world will be gone if he loose 1 fight.
he is convince that if he loose the title he will never can be champion again. wait didn’t Randy Counture was 3 times heavy weight champion and 2 times light heavy weight champion? what about BJ Penn?
he always will be a fighter that was good dropping weight so he could fight on a smaller class.

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dhtattoo Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:46:08 from 174.119.247.168    

(Blame UFC, NOT Jones!) ,.finally a f***ing sane person.. who the hell are these people hatn on jon.. Must be elementary school drop outs, and dudes snorting and injecting ketamine 5x a day, waiting for their welfare check to get their next fix.. Straight up idiots.. A retard society where people praise racist, ignorant, disrespectful punks like sonnen, and bash honourable, respectful, hard working athletes like Jones.. The same people who look up to the cast of jersey shore and want to be just like them when they grow up.. Its f**ing sad is what is.. Maybe if you thought about the serious decisions in life, you’d be successful too, like Jon is. And all this “he’s too arrogant and cocky s***” mohammed ali, Tyson, Mayweather, Lebron, Kobey,they all say they’re the best and say they trying to become legends.. that confidence in yourself is what makes you great.. You haters are LOSERS, just tryin to make yourself feel better about being the lowest class of the human race possible..

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BamBam Says, in 9-4-2012 at 16:50:56 from 69.210.254.194    

You just fought Rashad you stupid F***! and I DON’T THINK you realize how people took time off work,paid for plane tickets,tickets to the fights,expenses,etc you moron! I hope you get BOOED so loud!!!!!!! more than that I hope you get KKKKKKTTTTTTTFFFFFFFOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! everyone can see through you Jones you are sooooo fake!!!!!!!!

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colonel Says, in 9-4-2012 at 17:00:19 from 65.116.49.2    

Jon speaks the truth!

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ThatDude Says, in 9-4-2012 at 17:10:56 from 68.12.75.116    

Yeah Dana didnt have to say what he said. And He didnt have to Cancelle the Card. I think the show could have still went on. Jon Has a point. Dan got injured, Chael would have stept up True. But he just lost to the Champion ! Then he tries to Fight The Light Heavy Weight Champion ? After Loosing ? Jon is right Chael had nothing to lose, If he lost it would have been a set up. Jon Jones is only human, Whic means he has problems he has to solve everyday. Hope its a good Fight

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bobo Says, in 9-4-2012 at 18:07:34 from 115.188.70.252    

Blah – keep living the dream “Blame UFC, NOT Jones” Jon Jones hoe card got pulled… his skirt got lifted and that s*** smelt more funky than than a $2dollar hoe on a sunday morning

“new school” aka “generation why” coming through again – why is it my fault, why do I have to fight, why is it all about me

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serigu Says, in 9-4-2012 at 18:43:33 from 97.96.16.107    

no to the above; he has valid points. this hate towards him is ridiculous and entirely irrational

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justanmmafan Says, in 9-4-2012 at 18:45:50 from 68.202.86.4    

So Jordan was hated? Byrd? Magic Johnson? George Forman?Holyfield? Michael Johnson? Pele? Those tennis twins?You don’t have to be hated to be great in your sport! Thats the biggest bull I’ve heard all day

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MMA made EASY Says, in 9-4-2012 at 18:50:15 from 96.48.147.198    

^exactly.

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Roe Jogan Says, in 9-4-2012 at 18:56:56 from 69.178.146.114    

@Blame idiot

1. Jones does not get to pick his fights.
2. What did he think was going to happen when the ONLY main event was canceled because of his weak ass?
3. How is it respectable? He ducked a fighter that he should have been able to beat and cost a lot of other fighters their pay checks. He cost their training partners, coaches, the facility people, and the local businesses as well… not to mention the UFC.
4. Machida would have had to make weight in 8 days. Picking a Middleweight that was willing to fight up was optimal.
5. The UFC is all about money… so what?
5. You don’t know how to count to #6 or tweet.

Now quit washing Jon No Bones Jones balls with your chin.

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muppetoflove Says, in 9-4-2012 at 18:59:00 from 99.74.170.108    

Ive thought this guy was a C*** forever. You can tell he is fake as F***.

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TheKungFuLowKick Says, in 9-4-2012 at 19:44:53 from 24.212.65.37    

@ddddddddddddd
Go learn another language and go watch GSP vs Fitch.Until then you can’t say anything about people’s education.

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wcoastassassin Says, in 9-4-2012 at 19:45:28 from 98.247.202.56    

I guess it’s his right to fight or not to fight, UFC takes the blame for cancelling the card, should have had a better card. Jones should have taken the fight for one reason: he would destroy Chael, and especially at 205. I don’t even think Chael thinks he could have won that fight.

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Gustaffson will maul his face Says, in 9-4-2012 at 19:51:59 from 99.64.59.240    

No one wants to hear him talk, his points are not valid, just shut up. It’s not so much hate, I mean his problem is that he is not even a douche, he’s just… meh. I guess the name C@cksucker comes to mind. Like no one would care if he just up and died, literally, no one. “Oh yeah? Jon Jones died? meh, pass the syrup.”

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SEAN_VANCE Says, in 9-4-2012 at 20:29:17 from 75.74.182.24    

Cant listen to these lame excuses…. got to 3:51 min

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dk3223 Says, in 9-4-2012 at 21:33:46 from 68.96.163.128    

OMG, half of you guys posting have no idea about, what it means to be a fighter, or how the business side works. His job is to fight, but his busines is to do what makes business sense for him. As a champion, you don’t take fights on short notice, thats stupid, thats how you end up not being the champ anymore. How many times have you heard of a fighter losing to someone, who on paper they should’ve easily defeated. He’s the champ. He can’t afford to be that stupid!

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The Jizzle Says, in 9-4-2012 at 23:44:17 from 99.30.190.137    

Card was too thin = Dana’s fault.
Probably the only guys in the UFC too p*ssy to step up = Jones, Machida’s fault.

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screwballhk Says, in 9-5-2012 at 00:57:02 from 71.76.147.51    

lol “5 and 6 in the UFC. 5 and 6.”

Very good point. What is worse, waiting out a whole UFC, the whole 2 hrs, and then watching Jones smash Sonnen in 15 seconds or them not fighting? Sounds the same to me.

I thought Chael was supposed to retire after he lost to Silva, any way? Nobody mentions that anymore.

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theduder232 Says, in 9-5-2012 at 03:09:25 from 24.21.168.140    

Let’s go Cena. Cena sucks.

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oreilzac Says, in 9-5-2012 at 04:01:59 from 109.255.68.14    

First off i’m not a Jon Jones fan by a long shot, i think he is a smug s*** and i am looking forward to his first loss but seriously he has the more reasonable argument. this is his time and he is making all the right moves to stay alpha male for as long as he can. why take a risk for a guy that get a shot at the title by default. Sonnen didn’t earn it. Jones would walk through Sonnen but on the night Sonnen might accidentally get a lucky punch and that would make awful history for Jon Jones.

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anderson cheats Says, in 9-5-2012 at 17:40:21 from 99.102.116.124    

Racist london jones shows his ugly racist head again,i bet you blame all your failures on racism,dont you london????

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victor Says, in 9-5-2012 at 17:48:05 from 70.189.153.146    

jones is a brilliant fighter but he should have faught he also knows that love him or hate him as long as we watch he pockets coin

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dr doom Says, in 9-6-2012 at 03:46:07 from 50.92.115.195    

Man, what idiots here. Why should a guy put his title, title money, and potentially millions in sponsorship all on the line to fix the UFC’s bad card planning and Hendo’s refusal to be upfront about his injury? Why would he put all that on the line for an undeserving loser like Sonnen, so and a bunch of idiot hating mma fans can have a few minutes of entertainment? Yeah, when he retires in a few years, will all the haters here be paying his bills…didn’t think so… Everyone talking about him not having balls, let me tell you, it took balls to stick to Dana.

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