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The WWE made a lot of stars during its "Attitude Era." This era became its biggest and brightest so naturally it would give birth to pro wrestling's biggest star, The Rock.
The Rock rose quickly and dominated the crowd's attention from the moment their eyes set on him. Soon he turned his charisma, good looks and physicality into an action movie screen presence.
Since then, The Rock has come back only in an effort to promote his newest films before darting off to make more.
The WWE last called upon him to deliver the equivalent of a stimulus package in the form of a major main event against John Cena in Wrestlemania 28. After winning, The Rock made a prompt exit.
Jon Jones has the looks and charm to crossover into films, assuming he dedicates a little time to acting classes.
Romantic comedies, action movies, Jones likely is or will receive offers as success continues. He'll look at his checks and compare with others to see where he should be financially in his career.
An injury that sidelines Jones for too long may let Jones see a glimpse into being broke. That doesn't mean he'll miss a mansion or car payment, but the mere threat of such a possibility will make him reevaluate how much he gets paid per fight.
A fighter who is afraid of going broke will ask for more money every time he faces a high risk in the ring, knowing good and well it could potentially be his last fight.
Fighters sometimes want to be taken care of by their promoters. This could sideline Bones if disagreements with UFC lead to no deals to make fights.
The UFC shouldn't put itself in this position by giving Jones the power to make his demands. Creating more young stars lowers the chance of an attempted coup by the rising talent.