UFC 151 Has Been Called Off, UFC 152 Will Feature Jon Jones-Lyoto Machida And Be Re-Named UFC 151

UFC president Dana White made an announcement on Thursday that shocked the MMA world.

White informed members of the media on a special conference call that UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson has been cancelled due to an injury by Dan Henderson.

“Dan Henderson has a partial tear in his MCL and couldn’t continue,” White said. “He tried to train, tried to continue to work, but there was nothing we could do to save that fight.”

Jones will now face Lyoto Machida on September 22 in the event formerly called UFC 152. That card, which takes place in Toronto, will now be called UFC 151.

White said that one fighter offered to take the bout with Jones and that was Chael Sonnen. However, Jones declined taking the Sonnen bout on eight days notice.

“Chael Sonnen accepted the fight,” White said. “Not only did he take the fight, he said I’d fly to Las Vegas (Wednesday night) and fight him. Jon Jones said I’m not fighting Chael Sonnen with eight days notice. Something like this has never happened in UFC history.”

White said that this is “the first time in 11 years we’ve had to cancel an event. We lose a (expletive) load of money; it’s a big, big deal.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.bobrow Justin Bobrow

    Jon jones is a straight up bitch. Used to like him, used to be a big fan…even after dwi….BUT refusing to fight sonnen ???? One of the best p4p fighters in the world refusing to fight a guy a weight class below him??? WOW. puuuusssssssy! haha

    • http://twitter.com/MortenKaae Morten Kaae

      A guy who had 8 days to prepare for a guy who’s had a whole training camp! Are you kidding me?

    • Javier

      I agree. Can he be more of a chump?

  • aaron_johnson425@yahoo.com

    This new generation of fighter is what ruined MMA. Guys used to just fight. Now they’re worried about rankings, endorsements, and money. The popularity of MMA is exactly what is destroying it. Before the big money came into the sport, guys would fight each other on 15 minutes notice. It’s disgusting, but this is what the sport has become.

    • diego

      you are completely right thank you for your comment

  • Matt Silliman

    I hope Nike drops Jones, and signs Sonnen.

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  • Alan Morrison

    I think we all know John Jones has made the biggest mistake of his life in screwing U.F.C. financially, by refusing the fight with Chael Sonnen. Heaven forbid the moment you lose a fight John. I have a nasty feeling there will be zero mercy and full retribution for a mistake in judgement you will forever regret. What could have been a dream career, now has turned into a nightmare….good luck my friend, your going to need it.

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