-Michael Bisping chimes in on the Jon Jones/UFC 151 cancellation conversation during an appearance on AXS TV's Inside MMA (transcribed by BloodyElbow.com).
Penick's Analysis: This is a perfectly reasonable stance to take on Jon Jones, and really the reaction that was warranted from Dana White, not the vitriolic burying he delivered. It's fine to be disappointed in Jones and confused as to why he didn't take the fight with Sonnen, because he would have been the more prepared of the two, and even at full preparation Jones is a favorite over Sonnen every single time. Bisping's situation was different when it came to the Sonnen fight in January, because he was jumping into a more high profile fight himself that would move him up the ladder quicker, while Jones would have been risking his title on a fight he hadn't prepared for. They're not entirely comparable scenarios, but Bisping's still got a point when it comes to that.
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