John Fitch vs Akihiro Gono should be on the televised card, NOT Stephan Bonnar vs Jon Jones

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POLL: Which fight would you rather see on the televised card?
Jon Fitch vs Akihiro Gono 70% (26)
Stephan Bonnar vs Jon Jones 30% (11)
ufc88
12/22/08 3:26:04PM
UFC.com has posted the main card for UFC 94 and Stephan Bonnar vs Jon Jones is on it and Akihiro Gono vs Jon Fitch is on the non televised card
Basshandsome
12/22/08 3:27:05PM
EvenFlow
12/22/08 3:31:59PM
Oh definatly, Fitch is a much bigger name at the moment than Bonnar, and Gono is much more well known than Jones as well. We have no idea if Bonnar will even look himself after that injury, but we know Gono Vs Fitch will be a freakin' war, hopefully Bonnar ends things quickly so we can see this prelim
aaa9erh8er
12/22/08 3:50:14PM
the only reason i can think of is fitch is is on danas shit list and bonner may not have been the winner of that season he did get a contract maybe at the time they put something in it aout televised fights i dont know tho its the only kinda good reason i could think of
Hendo67
12/22/08 4:05:45PM

Posted by aaa9erh8er

the only reason i can think of is fitch is is on danas shit list and bonner may not have been the winner of that season he did get a contract maybe at the time they put something in it aout televised fights i dont know tho its the only kinda good reason i could think of


Yeah, this is what came to my mind as well..

Bonnar after getting that Contract hasn't really been used/promoted even though he was part of the fight that made MMA as big as it is today.
postman
12/22/08 4:28:22PM

Posted by Hendo67


Posted by aaa9erh8er

the only reason i can think of is fitch is is on danas shit list and bonner may not have been the winner of that season he did get a contract maybe at the time they put something in it aout televised fights i dont know tho its the only kinda good reason i could think of


Yeah, this is what came to my mind as well..

Bonnar after getting that Contract hasn't really been used/promoted even though he was part of the fight that made MMA as big as it is today.



Well bonnar had the roid thing so thats what slowed him down. As for Fitch I can't see how that makes for good business not having that fight on. who knows the thinking.
Wallass
12/22/08 4:31:47PM
Yeah pretty freakin strange but I see a few of these fights going quick so I'm sure well all be enjoying a Gono beatdown at the hands of Fitch.
casey64
12/22/08 4:49:14PM
This is a disapoinment I was looking forward to seeing em both. Ah crazy hell I look forward in seeing em all.
Twenty20Dollars
12/22/08 4:58:58PM
I think I would rather see Bonnar at the moment because I havent seen him fight in it feels like forever.
higdon10
12/22/08 5:53:33PM
Boo.
ohiostate1016
12/23/08 11:21:32AM
I really don't think it matters. Jones is going to KO Bonnar in 2 minutes, so we'll probably get to see both fights.


TheCatFather
12/23/08 7:00:55PM
I miss Bonner, I want to see him fight.
DCRage
12/23/08 7:17:15PM

Posted by aaa9erh8er

the only reason i can think of is fitch is is on danas shit list and bonner may not have been the winner of that season he did get a contract maybe at the time they put something in it aout televised fights i dont know tho its the only kinda good reason i could think of


To quote the Captain...Well You're Wrong! Here's why: Equal parts name recognition elsewhere in the card plus apparently they expect Fitch-Gono to be...dare I say it...boring.

Regarding Jon Fitch working the undercard on the UFC PPV on 1/31, it had nothing to do with the contract issues the two sides have had. Basically, the feeling was that Nate Diaz and Clay Guida had to go live and that Stephan Bonnar was a more recognizable name than Fitch or Karo Parisyan. Basically, either Karo vs. Dong Hyun Kim or Fitch vs. Akihiro Gono was ending up on the undercard, and Kim's fight got the nod because his fight was the more likely of the two to be exciting.


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