Then again, this is a shit vortex that Dana has never had to deal with in regards to a main event fight.
SandyWH has a conspiracy theory that Dana knew about the injury and was unable to come up with a replacement and did this all for publicity. I think that's pretty funny. Dana is not that devious, conniving or intelligent.
So 3 guys that Silva beat are willing to fight Jones, but Silva is too scared. My hero.
Understand why Shogun turned Jon Jones down :: TATAME
“We were in Sao Paulo and my phone rang about midnight. It was Lorenzo’s (Lorenzo Fertitta is a partner in the UFC). Lorenzo was on another call, so I talked to him like half hour later. He offered me a rematch against Jon Jones because Lyoto had declined it and asked me to give him an answer in ten minutes. I hung up and Mauricio was there with me. We talked and called Dida in Curitiba and we got to a conclusion we should accept the rematch, but only if Shogun had a couple of months to train and it would mean a fight later in October or in November. I said that to Lorenzo but he said there was no time because Jon Jones’s fight is on September 22nd. Unfortunately, he couldn’t give us this time but he understood”, Shogun’s manager Julio Heller explained on an exclusive interview with TATAME.
“Mauricio accepted at the time the new fight against Jon Jones. The ideal is a three-month camp but he said yes to a two-month camp fight. He wants to fight Jon Jones and it sucks it won’t happen now. But Mauricio’s shot will come”.
With that in mind, Shogun Rua’s schedule hasn’t changed. Mauricio fights Sweden Alexander Gustafsson on December 8th, on the fifth edition of UFC on FOX, in Seattle, United States.
“We’re going back to Curitiba on Monday and we’ll start the trainings for Shogun’s fight against Gustafsson. So, nothing’s changed”, concludes.
Silva has a legacy. These 3 guys don't. The UFC would only put together Boner/Spider if it was promoted all the way to the outskirts of the galaxy.
All this shit in the UFC in regards to the LHW title shot makes me think more and more that Bellator has it right with the tourny format.
Well this is very disappointing. I guess Vitor is a step up from Sonnen as far as a lhw contender is concerned. At least he has fought at lhw in the UFC before.
I find it hard to believe that the UFC couldn't find a single actual lhw fighter to challenge Jones for the title. Thos should be a non-title fight like Sonnen should have been. Another huge fail by the UFC brass.
"He's got big balls. I like that." -Josh Koschek on Frank Trigg's balls.
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