Also for all those posters saying that "Jones had every right to do what he did and everyone who is calling them out has no reason to" well all of you folks are just being ignorant.
Along with the fans, Jones let down the UFC promotion and fighters on that card. What a lot of you folks do not realize is that the majority of fighters do not make the type of money Jones does and all the guys on the under card are basically living pay cheque to pay cheque. You think it is fair for them to lose out on money for all the training they put in just because Jones pu***ed out? If you think it is then something is clearly wrong with you. Also, all the guys who are part of event set up, helping the fighters train/etc also lost money because of Jones stupidity.
On top of that all the money UFC put in towards this event is gone.
Just to play Devil's advocate for a second - do you think any of the groups you mentioned (fans, trainers, event crew, etc....) care if Jones career ends? I highly doubt it - yet you want to somehow put it on Jones to be responsible for all of these people each and every time he fights or doesn't fight? Jones signed a contract with UFC to fight a certain opponent, it is within his rights and perfectly legal within the contract that Dana White presented to him to refuse to fight if White decided to change his opponet. If Dana White doesn't like that he should change the standard UFC fighter's contract - although I highly doubt that any athletic commision in North America (or anywhere else) would support a contract that doesn't give the two fighters the right to refuse the fight if someone changes their opponent on them.
I know this sounds bizzar but what if you bought a car from a dealer and when you went to pick it up the dealer said here's your mini-van, we don't have any Toyota Tacoma's left so you need to buy this mini-van. And when you didn't want to buy the mini-van people said you're letting down the people at the dealership? No, I'm not comparing people to automobiles or Sonnen to a mini-van, just the similarity in changing signed, legal contracts on people without their input.