Jones Dodging Stirring Interest / Good for Numbers?

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  1. FactsAndTruth

    FactsAndTruth Orange Belt

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    I'm not gonna say this is some sort of elaborate plan for Jones to go full-heel and garner interest, but if it were, I would say it's working damn well.

    IMO, the ideal timetable for PPV buys is the following:

    1) Jones ducks Gus, UFC agrees to match him with DC.

    2) DC pulls out with injury.

    3) Jones finally gives in to fight Gus, most epic rematch and story-line, perhaps besides Weidman-Silva but maybe even more-so in UFC history. Mainstream interest is peaked, 1M+ buys ensues.

    Am I stupid and crazy? Probably, but tell me that if it played out like this it wouldn't be massive :icon_surp

    I personally am down to see either fight, I thought Jones would run-over Gus the first time, but obviously I know better now, and as for the DC fight - that would just be epic.
     
  2. pclanadmin2

    pclanadmin2 SFA3 Belt

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    wouldn't surprise me (?) i guess...
     
  3. Ascent

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    You really think that Jones thought to himself:
    "I'll act like I'm ducking Gus to make people angry with me and think I'm a ducking him, surely that is good for business."

    I mean come on.

    The closest thing to this might be that he really does want to duck or delay the fight with Gus for some reason, and simply doesn't care if it makes him hated.
     
  4. UL

    UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    No event is hitting 1m anytime soon...
     
  5. CannotWin

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    Yep.
     
  6. FactsAndTruth

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    No, on the contrary, I said I don't think this was an elaborate plan, all I said were "if it were...". I truly don't think it is planned, I just think its working out well for the UFC's bottom line assuming he ends up fighting Gus.
     
  7. FactsAndTruth

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    Didn't Weidman v Silva 2 do 1M buys? If I'm wrong, forgive me, but if I'm right (which I did just look it up and am simply going off the top google search) - than please don't act like its not feasible for it to happen again.
     
  8. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    What's more likely to get a reaction/interest/attention from the a-holes in the MMA "fan" community?

    Jones doing something that will cause those a-holes a reason to feel like they need to knock him down a peg on teh internets?

    -OR-

    Jones being a sportsman?

    Yeah ... it aint the second one
     
  9. Crylo

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    Jones pretending to be scared to get more buys is far fetched at best.

    I highly doubt that is whats happening. It wouldn't add any value that's not already there. This rematch is, and has been hyped to the max already, everyone that's gonna buy in is gonna buy in.

    This "pretending to be scared" theory people are putting forth is more apologist than anything. It's more likely this is the only reasoning hardcore Jones fans have left to explain away what's happening.
     
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  10. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    The tinfoil is strong with this one

    But I've been wondering if this is all a WWE esque conspiracy plan as well
     
  11. ermac88

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    judginng from the number of threads and press.
    Its certainly garnering attention, between Jones and the UFC there are millions to be made so its not out of the realm of possibility
     
  12. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    What better way to sell the story line of Jones being scared than for Jones to pretend he's scared?

    People already believe he has a reason to be scared, so why not play that angle up to hype the fight?
     
  13. Crylo

    Crylo Green Belt

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    That's a double whammy.

    Grasping at straws while wearing a tin foil hat.
     
  14. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    You guys just lack imagination.

    But some of you are so quick to call other people sheep. Irony
     

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