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Jones: Money & honor the reasons I won't fight Silva

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Jon Jones has explained the reason why he will not fight Anderson Silva, labelling it a "lose-lose" situation.

"It's not that he won't fight me or I won't fight him," Jones said on ESPN LA AM 710.

"To be dead honest, it's that we both have a lot to lose and we both respect each other a lot and we both are striving for personal greatness. I don't want to crack on his greatness and I don't want him cracking on my greatness.

"We're in completely different weight classes. We both have sponsor deals and things that are really important to us and a big part of that sponsorship package is being a winner - being a champion. Having us fight each other means one of our championships goes away.

"I respect Anderson Silva so much that I don't want to be the guy to beat him. I don't want to lose to him either. It's a lose-lose situation for me."

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Post #1   7/11/12 8:07:51AM   

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Sounds like he's ducking, just like Shogun

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Post #2   7/11/12 10:20:42AM   

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C'mon Bonesy, screw honor......just fight, drink a couple of Bud Lights, rub some grease on the both of ya's and GET IT ON!

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Post #3   7/11/12 11:15:18AM   

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Wow.


So the sport has finally come to guys not wanting to fight each other because their scared of losing.


Lame. He made it sound like thats how Silva thinks also

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Post #4   7/11/12 11:24:38AM   

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Posted by lohmann

"To be dead honest, it's that we both have a lot to lose and we both respect each other a lot and we both are striving for personal greatness. I don't want to crack on his greatness and I don't want him cracking on my greatness.



If you're not willing to fight someone who "strives for personal greatness" then you will have a very short career in MMA or any other combat sport for that matter.

This to me is like saying he wouldn't fight Silva because he might lose.

Jon Jones would be much more likeable if he never spoke.

Post #5   7/11/12 11:24:47AM   

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Bones wont have to worry about it after September 1st. By September 2nd he will no longer be a champion nor a winner care of the H-Bomb.

Post #6   7/11/12 11:25:30AM   

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Posted by Dberntson

Bones wont have to worry about it after September 1st. By September 2nd he will no longer be a champion nor a winner care of the H-Bomb.



I really, really hope so but I doubt it.

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Post #7   7/11/12 11:28:10AM   

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"I respect Anderson Silva so much that I don't want to be the guy to beat him. I don't want to lose to him either. It's a lose-lose situation for me."
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Post #8   7/11/12 11:35:22AM   

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Posted by lohmann



"I respect Anderson Silva so much that I don't want to be the guy to beat him. I don't want to lose to him either. It's a lose-lose situation for me."

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I can understand that perspective but it is STUPID to allow that point of view to dictate who you will and won't fight.

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Post #9   7/11/12 1:17:21PM   

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1. He probably wants more money.
2. Honor means unbeaten streak in the eyes of Jones.

Maybe i'm a bit harsh,I know,but it does sound a little like ducking. It could be Gokor and Rickson all over again.
The way I see it if he really respects Anderson that much than he has enough wisdom to see how much he would truly appreciate the win.

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Post #10   7/11/12 1:22:26PM   

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Its why I respect fighters like Henderson a bit more


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Post #11   7/11/12 1:23:50PM   

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Guys get off Bones, because Anderson doesnt want to fight Bones either, and it seems to be the same reason from what I gather.

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Posted by Shawn91111

Its why I respect fighters like Henderson a bit more





LMAO!!!!!!! Hey kid, watch out for the H BOMB!

Post #13   7/11/12 1:29:16PM   

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The key word in this whole thread is $money$ it has nothing to do with honor

Post #14   7/11/12 2:37:33PM   

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As much as I want to see Silva vs. Jones, his reasons are solid and I can't hold it against him.

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