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Old 06-03-2014, 03:27 PM
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Why won't Jon Jones fight Gustafsson again? He's calling out Cormier, instead of taking on the best challenger. Maybe I should ask Matt about this sometime... but do UFC Champions get to say "NO" to certain matches that the UFC tries to set up?

Call me Old School, but why would any UFC fighter (unless they are injured), have the right to refuse a fight that the UFC wants to create?

I guess I'm just disappointed that he doesn't want the rematch a fight that most of us enjoyed watching the first time. If he gets beat, then he'll have Part III and both fighters will have made a bundle of money....
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:29 PM
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There is a lot of conflicting things about this. A week or so ago, Dana said that they were in contract renegotiations with Jones and then yesterday he said that wasn't the case and that Jones wants Cormier. So who knows what is actually true.

While I don't agree, the champ has a lot of power in who he fights, especially someone like Jones. It used to take a lot to get Anderson to fight certain opponents and this is no different. We could see this with Johny also as he may not want to fight Robbie for his first defense.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:29 AM
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Why won't Jon Jones fight Gustafsson again? He's calling out Cormier, instead of taking on the best challenger. Maybe I should ask Matt about this sometime... but do UFC Champions get to say "NO" to certain matches that the UFC tries to set up?

Call me Old School, but why would any UFC fighter (unless they are injured), have the right to refuse a fight that the UFC wants to create?

I guess I'm just disappointed that he doesn't want the rematch a fight that most of us enjoyed watching the first time. If he gets beat, then he'll have Part III and both fighters will have made a bundle of money....

People are saying he's scared but who is to know if that is true? Another option is that perhaps he feels he won the fight in a manner that wasn't as close as other people think, so why fight him again so soon? Why not challenge yourself against someone else instead of having to do a fight camp for Gus and then another for the next person in line.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:59 AM
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People are saying he's scared but who is to know if that is true? Another option is that perhaps he feels he won the fight in a manner that wasn't as close as other people think, so why fight him again so soon? Why not challenge yourself against someone else instead of having to do a fight camp for Gus and then another for the next person in line.
This is what it is really sounding like:
http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/6/3/...der-gustafsson

For those that don't want to watch a 16 second v