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UFC 151 officially cancelled after Dan Henderson tore his MCL. Sonnen stepped up to take the fight but Jones refused on the advice of his trainer. Apparently Jones and Sonnen had been going back and forth lately on Twitter. Would have been an interesting fight. Dana White apparently furious
For the first time in 11 years under current ownership, the UFC has been forced to cancel a show and it has nothing to do with finances.
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
Love Sonnen. Bones is a bitch for backing out.
I feel like its a bitch move. Its not like he would be game planning for a completely different fighting style. Hendo and Sonnen both great wrestlers. Sonnen would look for more takedowns and be less of a threat on the feet.
I could see why Jones would back out if the new fighter would be different stylistically but Hendo and Sonnen are pretty much the same. Two reasons why this happened. He's either scared or he doesn't think Sonnen deserves to fight him.
No. Jones not scared of a dude just coming off of a KO loss at 185. Not a good fight for the fans, I much prefer the fight vs Machida.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Yeah real bitch move to not fight a bum who just got stomped out in a lower division.I'm sure Jones was terrified of that spinning elbow Sonnen tried against Silva lmao.
Jones isn't close to Silva when it comes to MMA. There is no shame in getting knocked out by Silva. I guarantee Jones would have ducked a fight if Silva was offered it as well.
Taking a fight on 8 days is idiotic. When Dana calms down he will probably even admit it. He is just pissed because he had to cancel an entire show because of it. Jones had to have spent months working on defending and countering specific strikes and positions, saying he could just switch over to fighting Chael in 8 days is naive. Personally I can see why he wouldn't want to reward a guy who just got crushed at 185 for hopping on Twitter and talking reckless like a high schooler. Let Sonnen work his way up the ladder, not leapfrog Machida, Belfort, and every other person with quality wins at 205 because he wants to act like a pro wrestler and some fans eat it up.
Prolly should have just knocked him out then and not cost the company millions of dollars. Not to mention the fans who bought tickets.
Now hes fighting Vitor Belfort. Machida and Shogun passed on the fight. Weird. Hes gonna smash Vitor
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has accepted an offer to fight current titleholder Jon Jones on Sept. 22 in Toronto, Zuffa LLC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told ESPN.com on Friday.
Bones did bitch out of this fight. Both Hendo and Sonnen fight almost exactly the same. plus the way you guys are talking, if Sonnen is that bad of a fighter Bones should knock him out in the first round. Jones is scarred.
Victor? What is his last impressive victory? I'm a Victor fan and know he doesn't deserve it over Sonnen.
Maybe he didn't want to give Sonnen the satisfaction of being in the same ring with him.I have a hard tim believing dude is scared to fight Sonnen.
I dont think hes scared. His trainer is annoying though
Yea Dana was extremely pissed with his trainer.I don't think they should scrap UFC 151.Just let Dana and the trainer fill in as the main event lol.
It shows just how thin the rest of the card was at UFC151.
its not like sonnen had time to prepare either. I hate that a fighter is in control and can duck out like that. its dumb that a whole event gets canceled because of him. if it was me I would say you fight or you forfeit. and lose you title. I do feel bad for the undercard though they lost a lot of money because of Jones.
This post was edited by Hook em 2814227 20 months ago
Except one is left handed and the other is right handed. And one likes to load up on a massive right hook to knock you senseless while the other wants to hold you down and control you. And one is a powerful 205er while the other is floating back up from fighting at 185. I'm not a Jones fan, in fact I think all the champs over 165 lbs have been trending towards boring fights lately, but saying Hendo and Chael are the exact same is idiotic. Just Sonnen being left handed changes the way you have to handle striking and is different for some to do with an entire training camp, much less 3 real days of trainings and 5 days of press and recovery.
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