I'm a huge Henderson fan [when he's not punching people in the back of the head]. I've been a fan of Henderson since before you had even heard of MMA. But in no way is a 2014 Henderson appreciably better than Manuwa, except in drawing power. In fact, if Henderson doesn't quit--and I wish he would--I would be unsurprised to see him facing Jimi within the next year. Furthermore, I wouldn't be surprised if Manuwa beats him. Disappointed? Yes. Surprised? No, not if we're "being real."
So really, lets be real: if Goose had drawn Henderson as an opponent, you'd have been complaining about that. If we're being real, you would have wanted a better "test" for Goose to "earn" his rematch.
Now consider; if Goose had drawn Henderson without the crutch of a TUE, you'd have utterly dismissed his validity.
Then factor in that he was fighting [TRT-less] 8 weeks after taking 30-odd shots to the head from Shogun.
You're welcome to try to pretend that was the tipping point that suddenly made jones reverse his "oh, that guy hasn't done shit" perspective 180 degrees into "my oh my, he's the bestest opponent in the world; it's a pity that those ignorant, hater fight fans can't see that."
This was weak, coming from jones, and it's weaker coming from his fans.
Note; I'm not saying Cormier doesn't deserve a title shot. He does. But moreover, he did, already. His resume speaks for itself, and it spoke for itself when jones was first baiting, and then quickly pissing and moaning about him.
I'm just pointing out that the flip-flop--and the weakest ever defense of said flip-flop--is pathetic, and it makes jones look like an ass.