People don't seem to get this. I see people saying that Jones has no negotiating power in this whole battle. That because he has 5 fights left on his deal, he's basically screwed. That's simply not true. There are a few things you should know: 1. Dana cannot force Jones to fight, period. All UFC fighters are independent contractors and while they have fight/time based contracts, each fight is based on a bout agreement. 2. Jones doesn't need to fight. He's wealthy. He has a wealthy family, as well. He's not hurting in any way. 3. The UFC has more events than stars. That's clearly true. Freaking Bagautinov is headlining a PPV for goodness sakes. They NEED Jones, Jones is likely the only one this year that has a chance of moving 500k PPVS in one show. (Anderson and GSP can easily, but likely both don't fight this year.) The UFC needs Jones. 4. Jones won't be pushed around, period. If he doesn't want to do the fight, he won't. (See UFC 151. Or don't.) He'll piss off his boss and thousands of fans and take paydays away from an entire card of fighters and he won't give a shit. I truly believe this entire thing is Jones posturing for more money. MUCH more money. He knows how much the UFC is making and how little the fighters get as an overall percentage. Jones simply isn't going to risk his his brain and body for one cent less than he thinks he deserves. Dana said himself they were (as of last week) negotiating a new contract with Jones. Jones is going to play hardball and sit as long as he needs to. Dana has Fox to please and PPVs to sell. It's a game of chicken and I promise you, Dana will blink first. Jon will be getting a big raise.