Benson Henderson: Jones has earned right to pick his opponent

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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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