When did Jon Jones became a draw?

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  1. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    Dude do you even follow MMA?

    300k would be a home run compared to some of the shows we've had this year
     
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  2. Ken Fresno

    Ken Fresno Conor’s poorly tied McDojo belt

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    Lol “Jones isn’t even top 5”

    Proceeds to list 4 people that will fight 4 total times in the future, and Conor.

    Among people who will fight 3 or more times ever again, he’s number 2.
     
  3. IBeLurkin

    IBeLurkin I see you've come to this battle of wits unarmed

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    They watch him fight, in order to see him mess up outside of the fight?

    Interdasting...
     
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    lol at this thread. One of the ten biggest draws in MMA history is not a draw.
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    he not. he a big name who know fanous cause he a ped created faurd.
     
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    snackgod Red Belt

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    that was a eblow to the back of the head so he should have 2 loses.
     
  8. PROlogic

    PROlogic Banned Banned

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    You must be Jones himself or his PR shill team haha. But you are terrible at your job lol; )

    You just proved what I said even further. That Jones IS OVER PAID. That the UFC actually losses money when ever they put Jones on as a "headliner" (also ufc 151 debacle)

    Jones's only profitable fight for the UFC was DC...and even then, considering how overhyped it was...to only have gotten 800k is disappointing. Jones has never even cracked 1million, while fighters like Wiedman have

    You keep deflecting from the fact that Jones is NOT a top 5 draw, has never been a draw, and will never be a draw
     
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  9. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    He doesn't do record numbers... but with the right opponent the guy can sell a PPV. Not sure about his return... Seems like only the hardcore fan … good or bad... even mentions him.
     
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  11. PROlogic

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    What are you on about? Jones is facing a possible 4 year suspension while Conor is fighting in 2 months. Derp

    Regardless, what ever non-point you think you "responded" with, Jones isn't even in the top 5, and those are the FACTS.

    Jones fans: "alternative facts"
     
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    Well, the LHW division used to be the franchise. It wouldn't surprise me to find the UFC doing shady shit to revitalize their divisional cash-cow.
     
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    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    I'm not speaking toward this claim that the UFC is rolling payolla to USADA. I'm only responding to the idea you're presenting that Jones is not worth such thingz.... as you seem to be alluding to.

    Your assessment is likely confused due to only considering the "very top fighters" vs what Jones has historically drawn. However, this is not a complete conversation if you only dismiss his drawing power compared to ONLY THE VERY TOP drawing people. You are kind of correct that he only drew near those top numbers vs. DC... because the Shogun fight waz up there too... but the point I want to make is that you are incorrect in dismissing that as having nothing to do with Jones himself. It takes 2 to tango... & Jones got 3 fights that are over the levy.

    Outside of his comparison to "ONLY THE TOP GUYS"... Jones is pretty much good for almost doubling or trippling the PPV draws of a "typical" card... you can see where he might have more value to the UFC once you look at the entire landscape.

    03/19/11 UFC 128 Shogun vs. Jones 490,000
    09/24/11 UFC 135 Jones vs. Rampage 520,000
    12/10/11 UFC 140 Jones vs. Machida 480,000
    04/21/12 UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans 700,000
    09/22/12 UFC 152 Jones vs. Belfort 450,000
    04/27/13 UFC 159 Jones vs Sonnen 530,000
    09/21/13 UFC 165 Jones vs Gustafsson 310,000
    04/26/14 UFC 172 Jones vs Teixeira 350,000
    01/03/15 UFC 182 Jones vs Cormier 800,000
    04/23/16 UFC 197 Jones vs. Saint Preux 322,000
    07/29/17 UFC 214 Cormier vs. Jones II 860,000

    These are fooking HUGE numbers compared to what the rest of the roster waz drawing. I digress that some are just standard... but they are never at the bottom of the scale... & then add in the spikes in there & you really get a nice view of why Jones is worth something to the UFC.

    Now all that historic stuff aside... his potential is through the roof. If they can just get him to quit fooking around, it's not too hard to imagine how he could be the next steady mill PPV draw. On the real... he's about the only one in clear site that I can see atm.
     
  14. ohayou gozaimasu

    ohayou gozaimasu Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    After GSP retired, BJ retired, Anderson broke his leg and after Ronda lost. When all the major stars of the sport moved on is when he was pushed to the forefront as the best fighter in the UFC.

    He messed all that up though with his legal and USADA problems. He would've made so much money in the last 3 years because he was one of the few bankable stars the UFC had left.
     
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    Who does he fight when he returns? Gustafsson? I think he will draw some good numbers when he returns as long as he sells himself well.
     
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    This is when he first got famous. The forum was going nuts over him after this fight. Everyone one this forum loved the dude too until he was champion and his true colors started to show.
     
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    IBeLurkin I see you've come to this battle of wits unarmed

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    You are as hilariously dumb as you were on your last 4 accounts, lmao.

    You've already admitted Jones averaged 500k per PPV. That is a HUGE draw compared to today's cards. Are you even paying attention??

    Jones is only a bigger name now given how he KTFO DC and could come back to destroy everyone.

    His potential to draw buys is very high, and his track record of sales is higher than almost every other "star" the UFC currently has.

    Make sure you read that word CURRENTLY. Quoting PPV sales from Ronda or GSPs prime is just making you look stupid.

    Jones is as big a draw as the UFC has the chance of using, outside of conor's fight-once-every-2-years ass.
     
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    Vegesus44 Brown Belt

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    People want to see him lose...
     
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    Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    HES THE mma EQUIVALENT OF dARRYLY strawberry, mIKE Tyson, AND DAN MARLELE
     
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