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PRShrek 08-29-2012 06:59 PM

Pat weighs in on Jon Jones/UFC 151


I understand the pressure that Zuffa is under with the Fox deal, FX deal, and all that stuff. By putting on a massive number of cards, I think theyve stretched themselves a bit thin. The quality of the cards has gone down, and I think everybody has noticed that, not just myself. When you have a card that is only carried by one match, given the attrition rate in MMA, the injuries in training, they kind of set themselves up for the fall.

They need to hold themselves accountable. Its become a bit of a habit, of late, by the leaders, to blame others for their problems, instead of letting people hold them accountable. Its across the board in a lot of different spectrums of life right now.

I think that Jon Jones not taking a fight with a guy whos not five foot eleven, hes six foot two, or six foot three, whatever he is, hes much bigger than Henderson, is ok. Hes younger and probably moves a little better. Dan, obviously can kill a bull with his right hand, but hes a little older now, and Sonnen is a lefty, so its really a different fight.

I think Jon Jones had nothing to gain in that fight. Sonnen, moving to a different weight division, having not fought there for quite a long time, and competing at 185, hasnt earned the right in the first place. I think Jon Jones was well within his rights, and I back Jackson on the decision that he made and the advice that he gave Jones to pull out of the fight. It doesnt do the UFC any good to cho