all this jbj not wanting to fight gus looks like a marketing move by the UFC

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  1. cleber

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    just saying...
     
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    Jones is just trolling imo
     
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    Why would the fight of the year need more hype than it already has?
     
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    Only explanation I can think of would be Jones doesn't want to fight so soon and would rather fight Cormier who just fought which would probably push the bout back.
     
  5. cleber

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    the fight will happen

    this reminds me of silva sonnen II

    shale announced that AS was ducking him, and he sold looooots of tickets with that
     
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    Dana did say similar stuff when he was making Silva/Sonnen 2. Dana was talking about taking Anderson's belt away. Waiting for him to say that about Jones.

    But I think it is more likely Jones is being difficult because he wants to and can.
     
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    Because they're going to put it on an extremely weak undercard.

    It won't be stacked like 175.
     
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    ummm. no
     
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    I agree.
     
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    same logic could be applied to the wand/chael fight also.
     
  11. 1neomonkey

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    Gus/Jones II already stands to break one million PPV buys regardless. All this other nonsense does nothing but make Jones look stupid.
     
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    I think it's pretty obvious Jones is just trolling. Remember how Anderson use to be during his reign as champ? That mantel has been passed down to Jones now.
     
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    I'm not sure why you think thats a given. The first one did fairly poor PPV numbers for a Jones fight. The rematch will do much better but 1,000,000+ PPV buys is A LOT for the UFC these days.
     
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    Did Sonnen actually say that?

    If he did, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people believed it. Their first fight was pretty competitive.
     
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    Floyd Mayweather is fighting on the Gus/Jones II card?
     
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    Slow down
     
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    If you replace 174's main event with Jones/Gus, i'd take the under if you are setting it at a million. More like 700K
     
  19. Agnawedbone

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    Come to think of it, yeah, you might be right.

    They did the same thing with Weidman/Silva 1. Pretend Silva is trying to avoid the fight for a while in order to build drama and fan interest as Weidman wasn't a draw.
     
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    I can kinda see it.

    Jones plays into the heel role by trying not to fight Gus, UFC uses it to hype the rematch, fight happens anyways and has some extra help for it to sell.
     

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