Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke
can't blame jones for this ... can't blame jackson for this ... ufc are the only ones to blame
No...we can blame all of them.
Its very simple...everyone needs to do their job properly.
The UFC need to make good cards, and have contingency plans for this type of situation
Jon Jones needs to do what he employers ask, and what we, the paying public, expect.
Greg Jackson needs to STFU and do his best, regardless of time constraints, to put Jones in the best position for the fight.
If just one of those had done their job, none of this would have happened. All failed, and the UFC need to learn from this, and need to change to make this work.
They need to make clear that fighters who get injured, however accidental will be fined, that way they can be sure each injury is legitamate, and the fighters will start taking more care of themselves. They need to have it written into the contracts that you do what your told in terms of who you fight, OR you get fined, OR if you are the Champion you get stripped of the title.
Jon Jones illustrates how young fighters with lots of hype and fame are messed around by big institutions. These guys need to grow up and mature fast and realize that work place politics is going on around them. They need to be clued into how a champion should behave, and what is expected of them. They need to have the guts to face these sort of difficult circumstances.
Fight Camps, in particular Jacksons need to remember there is a ballence to be struck between competition and entertainment. IF they want to go for mere competition, they may have to understand that people wont like their fighters, and slowly, those fighters will be downgraded and less well liked, and that will eventually reflect back on them. The good news with this is that the prominance of individual Ludus are really fleeting. Ten years from now, I doubt Jacksons will be the big camp it is today. Its members will have passed on to greatness and the ball will be in some other camp for a stay.