Why not AG Jon Jones rematch?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by sonnysaggese, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. sonnysaggese

    sonnysaggese Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    658
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    Is there an injury that we don't know about? What are they going to do with Gustaffson? THey certainly can't make him fight his best friend Phil Davis for a number 1 contender's fight. It seems very simple to me. Glover fights Phil Davis. And Gustaffson fights Jon Jones. Phil Davis, if he wins, can fight his friend for the belt, or Jon Jones, or Glover, or the could have a trilogy fight.
    What are they going to do with Gustaffson? Machida went down to MW. Shogun just came off a brutal loss. Rashard is down at 185. Chael is down at 185. That leaves only lil Nog. I guess you could put AG and lil Nog on the same card as Jones and Glover. It really makes no sense to me.
    Why not make a super fight when both guys are healthy and willing?
     
  2. Kelman

    Kelman Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,990
    Likes Received:
    4,018
  3. milliniar

    milliniar Who needs a belt?

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    23,377
    Likes Received:
    12,670
    Location:
    Wade Wilson's Hometown
    while it was a close fight immediate rematches are dumb, especially for the belt.
    about only real exception I could consider legit is draws or lame NC.
     
  4. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,907
    Likes Received:
    529
    Gus vs Jones is definitely an exception
     
  5. Emjay

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

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    31,320
    Likes Received:
    12,767
    Rashad and Chael are fighting at 205
     
  6. crlkllr

    crlkllr Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    5,228
    Likes Received:
    1,988
    Alex had his chance, as impressive as he was, and as good as a fight it was, he still lost. Let somebody else have their shot and let him win a few before another shot.
     
  7. Rucks

    Rucks Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    945
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    San Francisco
    As a Jones fan, I initially was surprised and disappointed by no immediate rematch. But they will definitely fight at least one more time in their career , possibly several more times, no matter if one or both of them lose their next fight. I guess the wait builds anticipation and gives Glover a chance (he's not getting any younger).

    It will also give Jones a little time to work on his boxing, which was obviously a major shortcoming.
     
  8. The Real Pedro

    The Real Pedro Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    8,196
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    The Great American Rust Belt
    Well that sucks. I'm very emotionally invested in Chael being a middleweight.
     
  9. DarthChen731

    DarthChen731 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    15,827
    Likes Received:
    22
    Because Dana, Lorenzo, Silva, etc. decided so. It is what it is.
     
  10. tdluxon

    tdluxon Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    7,764
    Likes Received:
    4,600
    LHW is pretty thin right now. Gus will get a rematch pretty quick... Probably one or two more fights then a rematch unless someone else comes along
     
  11. ferrisjso

    ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,024
    Likes Received:
    3,980
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Jones doesn't want to fight Gus again. He wants to fight the guy who he himself said doesn't deserve the shot instead. Jones wanted a challenge because he was bored of dominating now after he got sent to the hospital he probably wants to go back to the way things were before.
     
  12. Dust2000

    Dust2000 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,334
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    London
    Don't wanna see an immediate rematch no way

    Alex can get another shot soon enough
     
  13. Randy Marsh

    Randy Marsh by armbar

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,879
    Likes Received:
    673
    Location:
    3018
    So I guess any fight that is actually competitive and not a one-sided mauling warrants an immediate rematch these days.
     
  14. Emjay

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

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    31,320
    Likes Received:
    12,767
    Gotcha right in the feels
     
  15. jaguarone

    jaguarone Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    [​IMG]
     
  16. riitzni

    riitzni Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    11,013
    Likes Received:
    6,599
    Location:
    Toluca Prison, hanging with the convicts and carvi
    Because Gus lost, wasn't a defending champion and goes to the back of the line just like Gil, who at least had a split.

    Really that hard to fathom?
     
  17. MMALeBronJames

    MMALeBronJames Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    2,147
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    As much as I like the rematch, come to think of it I would like Alex to fight a few more times first and build more experience before facing Jones again. If Alex loses the immediate rematch it'd be hard for him to build a strong case for another shot as long as Jones is the champion. Let Alex rack up a few more wins first and dethrone Jones later, it'll happen eventually, just a matter of time. War Gus!
     
  18. Rucks

    Rucks Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    945
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Unless the 2 26 year old fighters are gonna retire soon, that fight will be there in 2014, in 2015, in 2016... sensing a pattern? Why not have Jones return to dominance and have people chomping at the bit for the rematch?

    I can see the logic (although I would still prefer a rematch sooner to shut Sherdog up).
     
  19. Combatjunkie33

    Combatjunkie33 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    16
    Maybe that's the point, Let Jones improve on what he needs to so he wont lose to Gus(IMO again) in the rematch which im guessing will be right after Jones spanks Glover. Also IMO I think if the UFC wouldn't of used rematches only to make more money and only gave immediate rematches to fights that actually warranted it unlike Weidman vs silva which obviously didn't deserve a rematch because he got owned, every one would be cool with Jones vs Gus 2. This is what happens when you start running a business only to make money instead of making money and pleasing fans.
     
  20. SocraticMethod

    SocraticMethod Kingmaker

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Messages:
    19,548
    Likes Received:
    65,828
    Location:
    Over here now
    Gus will likely fight on the Sweden card in February. Assuming Jones beats Glover and Gus wins, that will set up the rematch. Maybe Jones even gets in the cage with Gus so the Swedish fans can boo him.

    Rashad and Sonnen are both at 205 and are fighting each other in November. So while the winner could be ready for a mid-February fight, I think Little Nog is more likely.

    Jones/Gus was a great fight, but their rematch would not be a "super fight."
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.