Benson Henderson: Jones has earned right to pick his opponent


Jon Jones has received a lot of flack this week for his unwillingness to fight Alexander Gustafsson and push for a fight with Daniel Cormier. But one former champion believes that Jones has earned that right, Benson Henderson:

"Jon Jones catches a lot of flack and all that stuff, but those people are idiots," Henderson said. "You're entitled to your opinion, but you can have consequences about your opinion as well."

Henderson, the former UFC lightweight champion, has never picked his opponent. He's more than happy to take whoever he is given. But he takes no issue with Jones doing it.

"I don’t have a problem with that at all," Henderson said. "I think that more than makes sense to me, personally."

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RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

6/7/14 11:00 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

We are discussing this above quote... "SporkChop - Gsp never bitched or picked opponents like jones"Try and keep up sparky.

Steven McTowelie site profile image  

6/7/14 10:53 PM by Steven McTowelie

And then he happily fought (and beat) Hendricks.Compared to Jones, who chose Glover over Gus, then desperately tried to chose DC over Gus before being convinced somehow on Thursday.So what's your point again?Or does explaining it that way not fit your agenda here?

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

6/7/14 10:41 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

LOL ya OK... nice revisionist history. Just because UFC didn't tell you Hendricks was interesting doesn't mean it wasn't true. Even Diaz fans admitted Hendricks was next. He'd won 5 in a row, beat top 10 Koscheck, KO'd top 6 Kampmann in spectacular fashion, and KO'd top 3 Fitch (other than GSP, it was Fitch's first loss in 8+ years). Hendricks was on an absolute tear and everyone knew he deserved it. Instead, GSP requested/chose/picked the easier fighter and got it. Dana even admitted the only reason GSP got Diaz was because he asked for him.Nice try though.

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

6/7/14 10:11 PM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

Anyone that uses GSP-Diaz as justification is an idiot. George wiped out the division and everyone wanted to see Diaz vs. GSP. At the time there weren't any other interesting challengers.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

6/7/14 9:37 PM by MasterofMartialArts

LOL holy shit. What a fuckery that would be.

Frederick Emelianenko site profile image  

6/7/14 12:02 AM by Frederick Emelianenko

more reason to dislike him. really hope Khabilov is the first guy to KO Benson.

Stephen Holder site profile image  

6/7/14 12:00 AM by Stephen Holder


tenchu site profile image  

6/6/14 11:33 PM by tenchu

Can you imagine teams and competitors in other sports choosing who they play against?

ender852 site profile image  

6/6/14 8:45 PM by ender852

Jones chose Glover over the Gus rematch

Steven McTowelie site profile image  

6/6/14 3:04 PM by Steven McTowelie

Awww...u mad?