Dana White: Jones' refusal is 'disgusting and selfish'

source: bloodyelbow.com
 

According to UFC President Dana White, after Dan Henderson's knee injury forced him out of the bout, Lyoto Machida turned down a chance to challenge for the title, but Chael Sonnen accepted and wanted to fly to Vegas that night. White said that the UFC PR department began work on commercials for Jones vs. Sonnen before being informed that Jones turned down the fight.

"Jon Jones said I'm not fighting Chael Sonnen on eight days' notice' " related White. "...a world champion turned down a fight, that's never happened... (Greg Jackson) should never be interviewed by anyone again except for a psychiatrist."

But Dana never strayed too far from blaming Jones for his role in turning down the fight. At one point calling it one of the most disgusting and selfish decisions he has ever seen.

Dana continued that he hates the UFC sponsorships to begin with but that it was a "good question" if the actions of Jon in turning down the Sonnen fight would impact their sponsorship. He also, at one point, said that the decision to turn down the fight would significantly impact his and the promotion's relationship with the light heavyweight champion.

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Neil Funk site profile image  

8/24/12 1:53 PM by Neil Funk

"disgusting and selfish"?what about just throwing the fucking event so that these guys on the card can get paid?

Dirty_Boxer site profile image  

8/24/12 1:50 PM by Dirty_Boxer

It really is. I read the crap he put forth later on in his excuses and it was just disgusting. It's just... he's so whiny! I don't know how I missed it before but my eyes are wide open now

zaqson site profile image  

8/24/12 11:32 AM by zaqson

Selling watered down cards is ''disgusting And selfish''.

PrestigeWorldwide site profile image  

8/24/12 11:16 AM by PrestigeWorldwide

Well, well, well....look at the night and day difference in posts today.

MMAfanWA site profile image  

8/24/12 9:57 AM by MMAfanWA

We're not all half wits anymore Dana. Tighten your shit up or you'll get murdered in the press. You should've taken it on the chin, instead you threw a potential superstar under the bus. Enjoy the guilt

SKARHEAD site profile image  

8/24/12 9:53 AM by SKARHEAD

As if Dana's smear campaign against Fedor...or his refusal to allow Frank Shamrock into the UFC HOF over personal reason wasn't selfish or DISGUSTING.But still...shillers gonna shill !!lol

SKARHEAD site profile image  

8/24/12 9:51 AM by SKARHEAD

If Dana wasn't cutting fighters after losing 3 maybe Greg wouldn't be devising plans to win the game given the rule set.DUH !It's the UFC's fault for forcing someone like Greg to adapt the perfect winning strategies within the current system...It's Dana's fault that fighters are boring and playing it safe just to get that "W"...They have to be boring to keep their jobs.

SKARHEAD site profile image  

8/24/12 9:48 AM by SKARHEAD

He's almost as good at it as Sonnen.

Unseen site profile image  

8/23/12 8:48 PM by Unseen

Or get a Nike rep to talk to Jones....