Originally Posted by Bork_Lazer
really? I understand that's a lot of speculation, but you have to assume a lot went on backstage that we have no idea about. This was the first and only event to be canceled under Zuffa, I dont think people understand how big of a loss that must have been. Still, what Im saying is that its not like Sonnen started talking mad shit and DW said oh thats some good shit talking, here is a title shot, there was a lot of shit that went down in order for him to get that shot, mostly regarding the cancellation of that event, and Im pretty sure that's the reason why he got his shot, not the fact that he talked shit.
I think that's the worst title shot in the history of the UFC, but I tend to think there was probably more to the story then Sonnen talked shit so DW gave him a shot.
The card was cancelled because of how weak it was. They put all their eggs in one basket. Jones and Hendo are both big names and decent draws... they can get away with things like that if everything goes smoothly, but something like a fighter getting injured last mintue isnt inconceivable. and a champion not taking a fight on 8 days notice is the same way.
Also it was very odd how Sonnen was aggressively attacking Jones on twitter/interviews a few weeks before that.
it really made no sense... Some believe that Sonnen was in the know about Henderson's problems... while the UFC and Jones were not.
Chael knows how much Dana likes him and how much he can get out of his talking...
I wish Jones had taken that fight, but if Sonnen had known from 3 weeks and was preparing all that time for Jones it would be very unfair to put Jones at that disadvantage... Even with how much better Jones is, why risk it.