Yahoo sports reported:
"The UFC had looked into holding the Jones-Henderson fight in February, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports, but apparently lingering issues with Henderson's knee and Jones' elbow forced them in a new direction."
I guess with the injuries they saw this as the best business move to keep jones active in the media vs waiting for a fight not doing something to make him more of a draw. not to mention chael can help the TUF which you know fox had a hand in. I would say hendo is the only one who can complain about this. everyone else had a chance to step in and fight jones but did not. yea it was short notice but shit happens as chael said:
"Welcome to life. We don't deserve things, you get what you get"
Posted by Dberntson
Imagine if the NFL did something like this for the Superbowl because they didnt think one of the teams was a big enough draw. It would completely kill the legitimacy of the sport.
Of course NFL would never do this but they have a season and playoff format in place to lead up to the super bowl. but you know what the NFL does do, they put the biggest draw teams in primetime tv i.e. SNF and MNF are usaually teams that have the stars and big fan bases. also teams that suck have to deal with tv black outs so the NFL very much has things dictated by how big of a draw they are.