Originally Posted by The Donosaur
If you are the best at your job, but you don't show up to work, are you gonna be stripped of your job?
Where is the "dont show up for work" part you are referring to?
Dana said that Anderson has never refused to fight anyone... He also said that they JUST STARTED talking about his next fight and trying to set it up....
a lot of fans are under the impression that the UFC has been bugging him to fight ever since the Sonnen fight.
Anderson also did the UFC a solid and saved the Brazil card....
Weidman was not available for that card, and Anderson was not offered that fight.
Originally Posted by H0SS
If he wants a superfight, wouldn't it be more impressive to go up to 205 (the weightclass were has competed and done well in) and challenge Jon Jones?
I mean, GSP has already been beaten a couple of times in his career. But Jones only has 1 DQ loss on his record, and he has never even really been in trouble.
Also, Jones has not only defeat Brazilian MMA superstars Vitor Belfort and Shogun Rua, but also convincingly finished Anderson's close friend and training partner Lyoto Machida.
You don't find it odd that Anderson quickly made it public that he has befriended Jones (someone who doesn't exactly have an easy personality to like), while he's never developed a friendship with GSP (who is considered one of, if not THE most, respectful and humble people in the sport) in all the years they've been in the company?
Well yes... Jones is in the higher division and has been on a huge tear... You could also say the same thing about GSP fighting BJ.... It would have been more impressive if he stepped up to face Anderson.
Anderson said that he wanted to fight GSP then Jones... but when asked if the GSP fight wouldnt happen, he said he would fight Bisping or Weidman...
I really dont know what Anderson is thinking... but if he is thinking about his legacy, I dont blame him at all for that mindset... Why should he risk his legacy and take on a beast like Jones, when GSP... his direct competition doesnt have to take such a risk.