cant believe that anyone honestly thinks that rampage is scared of glover... look at all he has fought... Jones, Machida, Evans in recent years... but glover is soo good that he pulled out of the fight...
And when has Rampage been "highlighted" in the UFC... Never. Jones is the only one to even finish him in the UFC... You'd have to go back to pride against Wand or Shogun, and Rampage is a much different fighter now.
Originally Posted by Sniggles
It was only once and for a legitimate reason. Glover was and is not ranked high enough for the fight to be worth the risk/reward for Shogun despite what the haters will say. Shogun's goal remains to be the title and a rematch with Jones, not to appeal to the fans' every whim.
When you're at the top you mustn't worry about antagonizing people with well-rationalized business decisions. But, explain your motives to the fanbase anyway you can and use social media to your advantage to protect your brand. Don't self sabotage like Jones has been doing.
So, how is that different from what Jones did... He didnt want to fight someone on 8 days notice.. but didnt turn anyone down with a months notice or turn someone down completely...