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4/4/14 1:38 PM
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http://mmajunkie.com/2014/04/ufc-champ-jones-i-would-have-to-be-one-of-the-biggest-draws-right-now/
4/4/14 1:44 PM
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MMA Junkie with the pre-emptive strike on the UG News with that headline!

“I would imagine that I would have to be one of the biggest draws right now in the sport, especially with Anderson (Silva) and Georges not being around,” Jones told MMAjunkie. “But I don’t think about that too much. My biggest thing is winning fights. Winning fights and growing more comfortable in my own skin each year. I’m really happy where I’m at right now.”

4/4/14 1:47 PM
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Had to shorten it due to the bullshit limit on the ug
4/4/14 1:54 PM
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Fair statement from Jones
4/4/14 1:57 PM
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Yeah def legit statement but unfortunately i dont think he is a huge draw?

 

The UFC needs to push all the up and comers that are there right now.  They have always been about the veterans and champs and are missing the boat on all the other guys who are talented and can be draws. 

4/4/14 2:20 PM
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He's not wrong... Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 2:24 PM
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I'm outraged.

4/4/14 3:05 PM
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Surely he's right Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 3:49 PM
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i think that nick diaz would be the biggest draw if he has a successful return to the ufc. right now id imagine now its:
1. jones
2.ronda
3. cain
4. maybe jds
4/4/14 3:52 PM
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Right from the horses mouth. Unfortunately for the UFC he is right... And draws just are not what they used to be. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 3:53 PM
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4/4/14 5:37 PM
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Jones vs Texeira is NOT SOLD OUT.

You can go to TicketMaster NOW and buy great seats.

Baltimore is a first time UFC city.

It's a tiny ass arena.

It's not sold out.

Whereas Monday Night Raw has sold nearly every seat for April 21.

If Jones is a draw; holy fuck, UFC really needs Lesnar. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 5:41 PM
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Backstreet21 - Try being likable.
This. Can't stand him. Not interested in watching him fight Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 5:50 PM
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Backstreet21 - Try being likable.
This. Can't stand him. Not interested in watching him fight Phone Post 3.0
Idiot Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 5:59 PM
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I dont like his personality and some of the things he does are unsportsmanlike but he is one of the elite fighters in the world and a future p4p all time legend.

If you have no interest in his fights at all then you are not an mma fan Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 6:05 PM
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Where does the whole "Nick Diaz is a draw" thing come from?
4/4/14 6:15 PM
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ABE FROMAN -

I'm outraged.

Me too. Fuck this guy Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 6:15 PM
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Jones is a big draw for the UFC. Not as big as Lesnar, Anderson and GSP, but how the UFC is now, he's a draw Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 6:25 PM
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Shouldn't he be training? Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 6:30 PM
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Captain_Underpants - Jones is a big draw for the UFC. Not as big as Lesnar, Anderson and GSP, but how the UFC is now, he's a draw Phone Post 3.0
That's sad.

If you can't sell out a bandbox like Baltimore Arena?

You ain't a draw.

Shogun Fights sells out the floor for their shows.

For the UFC in a first time market, with a star like Jones vs his biggest challenge in Glover to not be sold out weeks before the show?

Again.

You ain't a draw.

If that's a draw, that's like a restaurant boasting because they are half filled on AYCE wings night. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 8:50 PM
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I imagine Jones has got to be one of the biggest braggers in the sport right now
4/4/14 9:04 PM
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Backstreet21 - I don't like his attitude, but there is no doubting he is a great athlete and one of the best fighters ever.

No doubt
4/4/14 9:06 PM
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Well there is nobody else right now tbh.
4/4/14 9:06 PM
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His last pay per view only had a 310,000 buy rate. He should look at those figures before making wild assumptions. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 9:29 PM
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GROUNDnLB - His last pay per view only had a 310,000 buy rate. He should look at those figures before making wild assumptions. Phone Post 3.0

 

UFC 128 payper-view: 490,000

 

UFC 135:  520,000

UFC 140: 480,000

UFC 145: 700,000

UFC 152: 450,000

UFC 159: 530,000

but i agree UFC 165 was not good ppv-card for jones, but still proof me wrong, by posting an active fighter who is a more draw then Jones now and who sales better then him on average???? if not then shout the f-up

Source: http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/


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