UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones said in his first interview after the news of UFC 151 being canceled that it wasn’t his decision. Now, via Twitter, Jones is actually taking some of the responsibility for what went down.
“Carrying the cross for my company’s decision. If someone has to take the blame, I will accept full responsibility for the way UFC 151 was canceled,” Jones wrote. “I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans who’s time and money was waisted. I feel terrible about the way that was handled.”
Jones was set to face Dan Henderson in the main event, but Henderson had to pull out due to a knee injury. After Lyoto Machida turned down the fight, Chael Sonnen accepted it. However, Jones declined the Sonnen bout.
Now, “Bones” will meet Vitor Belfort in the main event of UFC 152.
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