How crazy is it that the UFC 205 lbs heavyweight world champion Jon “Bones” Jones, who has had a full training camp, won’t fight a Chael Sonnen who fights at 185? Now a whole event is cancelled.
This tweet has a lot different meaning now.
This shows what happens when a sport becomes successful. There are trying to set themselves up for winnable matches. Once they get to the top they are afraid of falling down. Recently GSP said that he had been playing it careful and not finishing fights. He plans to change that with the Condit match coming up.
Bones said recently that he he was a business man. He didn’t want the Machida fight because it was the lowest PPV draw. Greg Jackson told Bones that taking the fight would be a bad decision for his career. This decision was worst. The win over Chael would have help show he was the man, willing to fight anyone anywhere.
Bisping tweeted that he fought Chael on 8 days notice. Bones could have taken a bigger payday and been done with Chael and his talk in 8 days if assuming he won. But that is the fear. Chael is the only person in recent memory to take it to Anderson Silva, the pound for pound fighter.
Bones lost credibility with his DUI. Especially when it was announced that he was being sponsored by the UFC and he said he was one of the good guys, not someone that would be caught drinking and driving.
Bones has been losing fans for months. But hey, if Kobe can rebound from a rape charge, Bones can turn this around.
UPDATE: As this day goes on it gets worse for “Bones”. Where most people didn’t really think that Chael Sonnen had a chance to beat Jones, now they question it and you have most media savvy guy in the UFC in front of cameras. Jones has created a monster and he will have to put up with Chael as a thorn in his side until it is decided in the Octagon.
Reading Twitter and blog posts, he lost, maybe temporarily, tons of fans. Fighters just lost a lot of respect for Jones.