Originally Posted by wavetar
Well to be fair, both Machida AND Shogun turned down the Sept 23rd fight, which is why we have Vitor. I don't think they would have been 'easier' fights than Chael.
And as far as 'goodwill' Bonnie, yeah, I was mainly referring to the gazillion dollars he brought to the UFC by being their poster boy & main PPV draw. Dana'a the worst 'what have you done for me today' douche there is.
I get what you're saying, but to be fair, they are in the business to make money and I'm sure Jon Jones is making a nice chunk of change for his UFC fights since becoming champion, not to mention other things he's gained like his Nike deal. Whatever $$$$ he made them previously, in that moment when he said, "No" to Dana, all that was forgotten and he became the public scapegoat for that cancelled card.