Does the UFC need Jones anymore?

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  1. Lavalamp Silver Belt

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    Cormier is being hailed as the LHW Greatest of all time, why would the UFC need Jon?

    Is Jon’s marketabilty used up in the world of mixed martial arts?

    If Cormier fights Stipe, then what?

    How do you market a guy who USADA said popped twice?
     
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    I'm sure they'd love to have him, but they don't NEED him.

    Plus he's just a hassle to have around.
     
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    Feed clean Jones to Gus.
     
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    The UFC has never needed Jones, on his own he's not a draw.

    He did some decent numbers early in his title run when he was against other big names (Rampage, Rashad etc) but since then the only good numbers he has done were against DC because of the feud they had.
     
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    Seeing as they don't have anyone that can draw over 400k...yeah.
     
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    Well, it kinda sucks that the greatest to ever do it is still in his prime and can't play along.
     
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    Cheat or not, NO ONE has beaten him. As long as he's around, DC cannot call himself undisputed
     
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    Fuck yes, what sport doesn’t need the best competitor?

    Jones is a killer and the biggest draw outside of Conor and Ronda.

    Just needs to stay clean.
     
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    Jones vs OSP did around 400K. That's a draw.

    Why are you acting like only someone who generates Conor level buys is a draw?
     
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    They don’t need anyone......but Jones = $$$$ so they will want him
     
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    Jones is the LHW GOAT.

    DC lost twice to him.
     
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    He's a 2 time, arguably 3 time cheater. Jones will never be goat as long as he lives because of those facts. But who cares? Jones has made millions, has fame and fans still, just not gonna be remembered as goat. Who cares? I doubt he cares.
     
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    Does the UFC need Jones anymore?
    He's too much of a liability, so no they don't need yet more aggravation. I as a fan am fed up and have moved on from that guy, and I'm thinking the UFC feels the same way.

    If Cormier fights Stipe, then what? The UFC goes on. Half the fights will be WMMA fights in the next 5 years...WME-IMG's vision of the future is fucked anyway, and Jones couldn't change that even if he came back.
     
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  14. LastingEffect What greater gift than the love of a cat

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    Because it's business. Cormier isn't such a great draw.
     
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    lol @ people calling Cormier a goat of anything, dude handled and ko'd by Bones.
     
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    No. Jones is a dope cheat and Cormier has been the real deal. The crowd that spouts that DC needs to beat a doping athlete to be undisputed have never competed in a sport their entire lives.
     
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    He’s an embarrassment to the sport. And, it’s a shame so many still tenderly cradle his scrote.

    No, they don’t need him. Or, any other cheater.
     
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    Lol @ people completely side-stepping the fact Jones was doping when he beat Cormier. “Steroids or not he’s still the goat!!!! wouldn’t have mattered!!!”
     
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    Because this is the last year of DC's career
     
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    DC is not being hailed as the best. Even he does not say this about himself. He concedes the losses to Jones. And Jones has done far more.
     
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