him.' That's what a bully does, and I'm not signing up to be one of those. I'm the highest paid fighter in the UFC by a lot. It's not even close. I don't mean to bring up money and make it uncomfortable, but that's the reality. I don't need Jon Jones. If I had Jon Jones' contract, that would not be a good day for me. If Jon Jones had my contract, he'd burn his."
On why he was willing to take the fight on extremely short notice: "I was willing to step in to help the industry, to help the company, and to help the sport that I love. I have fans and friends and people I don't even know who are flying in to see this. There's people who have had to take time off work, save money, find babysitters, all so they can go out and see the greatest show known to man: a live UFC. There are fighters on the undercard who are quite literally depending on this $5,000 or $10,000 guarantee they get for showing up and walking out there and competing in the hardest sport in the world just to keep their lights on next month. And there's a domino effect from there. Those guys have managers and gym dues and sparring partners [for whom] the $75 or $100 they get is the difference between a meal or not. This is a huge deal. This is so much bigger than one bratty, entitled kid named Jon Jones."
We'll have more as we get it but it's safe to say people are VERT pissed off at Jon Jones for not taking the fight with Chael Sonnen.