As much as i'd love to see any potential rematch in Sweden I just think they lose out on so much revenue and exposure. I can understand that Jones wants it to be right, why wouldn't you being the champ?. He said he wasn't trying to duck anyone just wants to make sure that everything was right first.
With regards to the local shows and the champions, Yes it does. I've seen firsthand, promoters actually requesting fighters that clearly are not the best match just to protect their own interests. Not sure how that progresses MMA or the fighter but the local fans get what they want and the promoters are able to sell the tickets.
Personally, you should agree to fight anyone to defend the belt, if you don't then you are not the champ as clearly worried about losing that belt.