Originally Posted by Bonnie
Does anyone really believe that Jones couldn't have gone in and fought Chael even with that short of time to change strategy? I think he could have, and the odds still would have been in his favor to win. When Machida won the chance to fight him, he starts whining how he doesn't want to fight Machida because it's not going to get him the ppv draw and as much $$$$. Wouldn't fighting Chael have gotten him all that more so than fighting Belfort? Chael is a walking talking billboard for the UFC and any fight he is a part of, you couldn't ask for better advertisement for your fight.
I agree that Chael would bring him more money for a fight, I believe that the rest of the card for UFC 152 will make him a ton more than he would have gotten at UFC 151, even if he would have accepted the fight with Chael. With Benavidez/Johnson and Bisping/Stann, I believe that more people will buy this card than would have bought UFC 151.