How would you feel if you're training 2-3 months for a certain opponent, and then someone throws a curveball at you and say you're going to fight different guy?
The fact is, Jones has been training to fight Henderson for months now, not Sonnen and despite being one of the best pound-for-pound fighters, Jones has a lot more to lose than Sonnen.
How would you feel if you were Sonnen? You get thrown a curveball, Need to bulk up 20 pounds and in his interview with the guy at Bleacher Report he basically said he would have had 0 time for training because of the media tours that would need to be done. Seriously, for everyone whining and bit**ing for Jones using the point that he would have not had enough time to prepare, keep in mind Sonnen would have needed to gain 20 pounds and had 0 time for training. He would have been going in with the coldest of feet. So Jones did not have it bad.
Anderson Silva manned up to take the main fight against another light heavyweight and trust me when I say this Spider would have had the most to lose. Yet he did it. You know why? Because he is a team player. Jones is a selfish prick who is only interested in himself. Jones screwed over a lot of people due to his decision and without using "bad words" he cowarded out of the fight. Due to Jon Bone Jones selfishness, the undercard guys who make maybe 10-20k a fight will not have a fight. These guys who put there heart and soul into it and are literally living pay cheque to pay cheque got shafted because of the selfishness of one man. The UFC cancelled its first PPV ever under the Zuffa era because of him and lost tremendous amount of money. All of those people who booked trips to see UFC 151 will now have wasted there money because of the punk Jones.
There is absolutely 0 reason to defend Jones because he did something that was blatantly selfish for no apparent reason.
Edited by canuckbeliever, 24 August 2012 - 03:11 AM.