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Thread: BREAKING: Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier postponed till January 3rd

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    I just don't get it.
    I KNOW that guys train hard for fights.
    And freak accidents can happen regardless of how careful you are.

    But!... If a guy has a TITLE fight coming up... isn't part of the job to make sure you actually make it to the fight?
    By making sure you are training smart?

    This is NOT a rant directed at Jones.
    Because this happens to a LOT of fighters and I guess I just don't understand why guys train SO rigorously when they KNOW they have a fight coming up?
    I believe DW has bitched about this on more than one occassion as well.

    Out of curiosity... anyone got any info on who the KING of this stuff is?
    By that I mean : Which fighter has withdrawn with an injury the MOST in UFC history?

    If you know... let me know!

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    The way I look at this, scrum or no scrum, since they had to postpone the Gus rematch due to injury and he would be ready to go by Jan 3, it should be his fight. Cormier should go get his knee fixed, rehab it, and train to fight the winner. That would be the smarter play in my opinion especially if he wins the fight, it will keep the title from being held up 6 months or so while dealing with the knee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    It's not like Cormier went into the fight with Hendo with a similar knee injury and was willing to take Jones on with a bum knee.....oh wait.
    and it only took two pages to get this comment! Im actually impressed it took this long. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    and it only took two pages to get this comment! Im actually impressed it took this long. Congrats.
    I waited long enough for you to cram Jones' entire cock and balls into your mouth before I did it, congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    I waited long enough for you to cram Jones' entire cock and balls into your mouth before I did it, congrats.
    lol, i expected better from you.

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    Very disappointing news. I was just warming up to Jones vs Cormier after Gustaffson backed out (which was the fight I was most stoked for!). Maybe we'll get Rumble vs Gus now in the meantime.

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    Alexander Gustafsson reacts to Jon Jones injury, asks UFC to bench Daniel Cormier in favor of 'Mauler' rematch
    http://www.mmamania.com/2014/8/12/59...el-cormier-mma
    nd that's when "The Mauler" will be ready to make his return (via Facebook):

    I just heard the news that Jones is injured and the fight is rescheduled to January 3???? Until then, I will be more than ready, it was MY fight to begin with and I WANT the fight as the number 1 contender. End of story!!
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    Daniel Cormier: I was going to fight Jon Jones with a jacked knee
    http://mmajunkie.com/2014/08/daniel-...-a-jacked-knee
    “I would be outside of myself to not say I went into this fight knowing my knee was pretty jacked up, and I was going to fight through it to get a title,” he said.

    Sources close to the promotion told MMAjunkie that Jones suffered a torn meniscus and a sprained ankle during a wrestling practice and was forced to bow out of the grudge match with Cormier, which was scheduled to headline UFC 178. The event is now fronted by a flyweight title bout between champ Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. Jones and Cormier are now expected to meet on Jan. 3 at UFC 182 in Las Vegas.

    With news of the injury, Cormier worried that he would be replaced by Alexander Gustafsson, who he replaced after Gustafsson suffered a minor injury. But he said he was assured by UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta that he will remain the No. 1 contender.

    “I’ll get a full training camp now,” Cormier said. “When I heard Jon was hurt, now him and Gustafssson are on the same schedule in order to be healthy. So my first question was, ‘I don’t have to go behind Gustafsson again now, right?’ And I was assured that it’s going to be me in January. He’s not going to take my place again.”

    Cormier declined to speculate on the circumstances surrounding Jones’ withdrawal, brushing aside the notion that Jones withdrew from UFC 178 because he is ducking a fight.

    “I said from the beginning that Jon Jones isn’t afraid of anyone,” Cormier said. “But if I can go in there with a partially torn ACL, I think he should have fought; tough it up and fight.

    “I don’t know the extent of his injuries, and if it’s really bad, I’ll take it back. But on the surface, I heard he hurt himself. But people hear ACL, they think you’re out for a year. I’ve been hurt, and I’ve been training. I wish he would have just fought.

    “I’m saying tough it out sometimes,” he added. “Sometimes you’ve got to go in there and tough it out and just fight.”

    In a previous interview with MMAjunkie, Cormier, who earlier this year made his light heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins and dominated former champ Dan Henderson to take the No. 2 spot in the 205-pound division, said he declined corrective surgery on his right knee because his previously injured LCL (lateral collateral ligament) had healed enough to make a quick turnaround for Jones.

    “I feel fine, boys,” he said. “I realize now that my LCL is what was bothering me, and the only thing you can do for that is time. Well, with time, it has healed, and my knee feels completely strong. I sparred yesterday, I did jiu-jitsu, and I ran. I’m fine. I feel pretty sore, I’ll be honest with you. Too much time behind the desk, and not enough time in the gym.”

    In the interview with FOX, however, Cormier spotlighted his other injury, a partial tear of his ACL. In June, an MRI revealed the more serious issue, which prompted him to say he would go under the knife when Gustafsson was chosen to rematch Jones.

    It appears Cormier will again put off surgery to wait for his title shot. Surgery on his ACL would likely take him out of the Jan. 3 fight.

    “Now I reshift, I refocus, and I focus on the task at hand, which is fighting Jon Jones,” he said today. “It’s disappointing, but I’m a person that likes to look at the positive, and the positive is that I have a full training camp to get myself and my team together to get ready for a big fight like this.”

    As to whether the fight will be as big as it could have been in September, Cormier hopes the delay gives fans a chance to get away from his rivalry with Jones outside the cage, which already has led to an all-out public melee, and focus on the upcoming matchup inside the cage.

    “I think people recognize that it’s a big fight,” he said. “I think by January, people will understand, and maybe people will stop thinking about us fighting on stage or getting caught cussing each other when the cameras were on.

    “You’ve got two of the best fighters in the world competing for the light heavyweight championship, so maybe it will let some of this time die down, people worrying about the stuff outside the cage and focus on the fact that in 37 fights, Jon Jones has not lost two rounds combined. But in terms of fan interest, people were excited about this fight, and I’m glad that they’re still going to get the fight.”
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    In a recent interview cormier stated that he did a backflip, so his knee is fine. Yet now, he is bringing attention to his injury again. Either you are healthy enough to fighy or not.
    Jones Era >> Machida Era
    Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Michael Johnson, Jose Aldo, Chris Weidman.

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    Another intelligent contribution by CTGreat.

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    This fucking blows!!! Now we have to wait four and a half months and there is no way the card will be as good as 178 was supposed to be. WIll McGregor vs Porier be the main event now?

    As for Gustaffson's complaint,I would say he'd have a case if he did more than win one fight against Jimi Manuwa to earn his title shot.
    "DO YOU THINK I'M JUST GOING TO SIT THERE AND LET YOU KILL ME JON???"

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