Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen in place of Henderson

by Dann Stupp | source:

Henderson was scheduled to fight UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) in the headliner of the top-heavy pay-per-view card.

According to UFC president Dana White, recent middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen (28-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) offered to take the bout, but Jones told him he wouldn't fight him on eight days' notice. That drew White's rage, as evident on today's media call.

UFC 151 was slated to take place next Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It's not clear what will happen to the card's other 10 matchups.

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kwnel2178 site profile image  

8/23/12 10:33 PM by kwnel2178

As much as I don't like Chael Sonnen, one thing I will say in his defense is he is always willing to take on a tough fighter. There are so many fighters out there that have great records mainly due to padding there record. Chael is not one of them.

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8/23/12 3:45 PM by da Vinci 81


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8/23/12 3:45 PM by Nick Fury

SMH @ Bones

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

8/23/12 3:38 PM by Ramon Maroni

~Golf clap~

Bromovich site profile image  

8/23/12 3:35 PM by Bromovich

Undefeated and Undisputed. :)

chaplinshouse site profile image  

8/23/12 3:30 PM by chaplinshouse

 so he gets cut if he turns down machida but no cut for forcing an entire card cancellation? where else can you kick your boss in the nuts and have the boss say "ok, but if u do it again I may be forced to react rationally"

Dirty_Boxer site profile image  

8/23/12 3:13 PM by Dirty_Boxer

That's exceptionally stupid of you. They didn't only offer it to Chael - Chael is the only one brave enough to take it. Jones is a coward that should lose his belt

McBottery site profile image  

8/23/12 2:47 PM by McBottery

Seems like that will happen if he doesn't sign the contract for the Machida fight today.