Why do fighters get to turn down opponents?

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  1. Dutch Rudder

    Dutch Rudder Pimp Belt

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    It's an easier fight for Jones now, Cormier is still developing, Jones can beat him now, might not be able to in a year or 2.
    Gus has his number and nullifies the height and reach advantage Jones has over most of his opponents. Gus could beat Jones right now, Cormier I don't think can....
     
  2. That's because you don't have any experience managing a career. You have probably been a follower all of your life.

    They are prize fighters. They need to maximize their career earnings before they are irrelevant. Short window, window is short. No one is going to be looking out for them other then themselves.
     
  3. Paul Phoenix

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    Jones is ducking Gus, plain and simple. What reason would that be for other than the fact that he fears losing? If you doubt this then I suggest you rewatch that fight again, and take a look deep into Jones eyes after each round and tell me he wasn't scared of losing that fight to Gustafsson. He barely won that fight and it was out of desperation. Not only that but look at all the crap Jones said in the months past about 'DC and Gus should just fight each other' that is master level ducking shit right there.

    Jones felt the power of the Mauler and knows Gustafsson has the tools to beat him. If he DIDN'T fear Gus then why doesn't he just take the fight and beat him again for an easy pay day? That would give DC time to get a quality win in the UFC, build up his rivalry with Jones, and actually earn a title shot instead of just getting handed one for beating up an old middleweight who is 1-4 in his last 5. Jon picking DC is both fear, and overconfidence on his own behalf as he has yet to taste what Cormier has to offer. Whenever the rematch finally goes down (assuming Jones gets past DC) Gustafsson will be ready to Maul once again and claim his belt.
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  4. lowsingle

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    is there any proof of this? or just dana saying it

    because theres proof that jones is renegotiating his contract

    dana is not above saying jones is ducking in order to get him to sign
     
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    he didnt duck anyone, he fought sonnen later and annihilated sonnen in a round

    it was a bait and switch by team quest, hendo hid his injury until 8 days before the fight so that when he pulled out, his teammate sonnen was the only person who would take the fight on that notice

    and jones won the situation because he got to coach TUF against sonnen, if he took the fight at 151, he wouldnt get to :rolleyes:
     
  6. Shoot Boxe Hero

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    Nope just Dana. No one can even be sure when Jones is going to fight again, yet alone who it will be.

    Anyone else remember when Dana and shertards were 100% sure Silva was ducking Sonnen? I remember how that went and really hope to see the shertards get owned yet again. Oh there were so many Silva ducking Sonnen threads and Sonnen call outs. It really is just too similar
     
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    I think it's a great or moot point, depending on what kind of problem somebody has with this. Allowing champions to pick their challengers is taking a pretty great thing about MMA and throwing it out the window. If somebody has an issue with this because they think Jones is afraid, then I suppose it matters who he picks instead. If the issue is with the act itself, the new opponent is pretty irrelevant.
     
  8. Edmond Rousey

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    Jones has 5 fights left on his current contract.
     
  9. Bigj383

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    You can't force someone to fight you can only make him sorry he didn't accept the fight. Champs like Jon Jones have far more leverage than your average fighter. So basically all UFC can do with Jones is what they are doing. Make it public and try to shame Jones into taking the fight.
     
  10. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    cos this isnt japan?
     
  11. Shoot Boxe Hero

    Shoot Boxe Hero We are Rizin!

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    Called it
     
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    Why do light skin slaves get to be in the house?
     

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