Jones accepts full responsibility for UFC 151 cancellation, sort of

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Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
"Youngest world Champion in UFC history, Fighting toward Greatness, Glorifying Christ, Breaking down walls, Living amazed, Will YOU be a witness?"

I feel terrible about the way that was handled.

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. I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans who's time and money was waisted.

Brandon Garza @brandon_garza
@JonnyBones not strong enough to fight

Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
In some cases, not fighting can take even greater strength

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arana site profile image  

8/31/12 11:12 AM by arana

someone edit this and put a cross on ithttp://i.imgur.com/eUhTV.jpg

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8/27/12 6:24 PM by Braziliant

Is Jones really this desperate for fans? The UFC is responsible for the events cancellation, he really shouldn't bend down to Dana like this. I mean, the Silva vs Franklin PPV had such a terrible card, and it was a PPV event followed by the Barao vs Faber card. The Flyweight title is on the line on this UFC 151 card, they could have just made that the main event. I can't help but believe that there were plenty of options available for the UFC to save this event but didn't bother doing due to stubbornness.

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8/27/12 2:20 PM by LeftLowKick

Jon Bones Jones ?@JonnyBones"Youngest world Champion in UFC history, Fighting toward Greatness, Glorifying Christ, Breaking down walls, Living amazed, Will YOU be a witness?" Glorifying Christ by driving drunk and humping high school girls

Dirty_Boxer site profile image  

8/27/12 12:50 PM by Dirty_Boxer

Ugh in what way does declaring yourself a martyr mean accepting responsibilty? I hate Jones. Hate hate hate him! All he does is whine and duck. The more he talks the less I'm starting to believe that the Belfort fight will be entertaining. I'm sure Vitor will do his best but Jones will prolly debut Jackson's dullest game plan ever just to ensure we hate him properly.

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8/27/12 9:15 AM by cheesesteak

Bobby lupo?

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8/27/12 7:27 AM by Warzone209

  You mean like when Anderson Silva was threatened to get fired for embarrasing Dana in front of the co owners in abu dhabi then won a couple fights and was rewarded with "Anderson Silva money".. Or when Randy Couture held the Belt Hostage and sued UFC and later on got more Fights in the UFC... Dana forgets if you make him money quite easily he will be licking JBJ's boots when JBJ smashs Vitor and Lyoto again and Dana starts calling him the new #2 P4Per.

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8/27/12 7:20 AM by HendosTornMCL

guys, im here to confess.....its my FAULT!!

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8/27/12 4:42 AM by inf0

This ia all Anderson Silva, and the UFC's fault, and I will tell you why in a moment. Jones need not apologize to anyone. Maybe a little bit is all. It is Silva that started the whole I wont Fight routine. He did it against Machida, now Weidman, if that is in fact true. The UFC obliged that notion, facilitated it. Condoned the refusal to fight stances Silva took, at every turn. Silva is a SuperFight killer. He is the biggest sport killer I see out there. Mind you he is a big talent, that nobody likes except us true fight fans, but, we do want to see him fight megafights when they come up. They don't present themselves,but, once in a lifetime, and are fleeting moments you must capture. The Jones-Silva scenario has never come up at any time in the UFC's History. Maybe Shamrock-Joyce Gracie 2, but the sport was only fledgling then. Jones just did what he felt he had the power to do, since Silva was already refusing fights, he refused. Pure and simple. You do what they did in boxing. Name a challenger for the champion. He has a time limit to meet that challenger. End of story. By now Silva-Machida would be out of the way and long since done, and possibly Machida-Silva 2 is an option. Possibly we had witnessed a classic there. Silva-Rua might already have been in the history books. Another barnburner. I can assure you Silva did not want that one. It's the main reason he left the LH's. Jones-Silva would have just been done.Possibly another classic, and potential rematch there.With Weidman waiting in the wings we should all have witnessed all these fights, and just be catching our collective breaths as Weidman waits to face the winner of Jones -Silva, which would have been fought at 195. Perfect for all these three fighter. Hell that weights perfect for Machida, Rua, and Sonnen. But that is another story. I dare say, right now a Cruiserweight division at 195 would also be perfect for Belfort. It should be implemented. Finally, Good Job, Jones,I didn't want to see time wasted on a Sonnen-Jones fight. I would not have bought that. It was not worth it. Do not buy Silva- St. Pierre if they make that. That ain't worth it. Make em make Silva fight Jones or Weidman.This ia all Anderson Silva, and the UFC's fault, and I will tell you why in a moment. Jones need not apologize to anyone. Maybe a little bit is all. It is Silva that started the whole I wont Fight routine. He did it against Machida, now Weidman, if that is in fact true. The UFC obliged that notion, facilitated it. Condoned the refusal to fight stances Silva took, at every turn. Silva is a SuperFight killer. He is the biggest sport killer I see out there. Mind you he is a big talent, that nobody likes except us true fight fans, but, we do want to see him fight megafights when they come up. They don't present themselves,but, once in a lifetime, and are fleeting moments you must capture. The Jones-Silva scenario has never come up at any time in the UFC's History. Maybe Shamrock-Joyce Gracie 2, but the sport was only fledgling then. Jones just did what he felt he had the power to do, since Silva was already refusing fights, he refused. Pure and simple. You do what they did in boxing. Name a challenger for the champion. He has a time limit to meet that challenger. End of story. By now Silva-Machida would be out of the way and long since done, and possibly Machida-Silva 2 is an option. Possibly we had witnessed a classic there. Silva-Rua might already have been in the history books. Another barnburner. I can assure you Silva did not want that one. It's the main reason he left the LH's. Jones-Silva would have just been done.Possibly another classic, and potential rematch there.With Weidman waiting in the wings we should all have witnessed all these fights, and just be catching our collective breaths as Weidman waits to face the winner of Jones -Silva, which would have been fought at 195. Perfect for all these three fighter. Hell that weights perfect for Machida, Rua, and Sonnen. But that is another story. I dare say, right now a Cruiserweight division at 195 would also be perfect for Belfort. It should be implemented. Finally, Good Job, Jones,I didn't want to see time wasted on a Sonnen-Jones fight. I would not have bought that. It was not worth it. Do not buy Silva- St. Pierre if they make that. That ain't worth it. Make em make Silva fight Jones or Weidman.This ia all Anderson Silva, and the UFC's fault, and I will tell you why in a moment. Jones need not apologize to anyone. Maybe a little bit is all. It is Silva that started the whole I wont Fight routine. He did it against Machida, now Weidman, if that is in fact true. The UFC obliged that notion, facilitated it. Condoned the refusal to fight stances Silva took, at every turn. Silva is a SuperFight killer. He is the biggest sport killer I see out there. Mind you he is a big talent, that nobody likes except us true fight fans, but, we do want to see him fight megafights when they come up. They don't present themselves,but, once in a lifetime, and are fleeting moments you must capture. The Jones-Silva scenario has never come up at any time in the UFC's History. Maybe Shamrock-Joyce Gracie 2, but the sport was only fledgling then. Jones just did what he felt he had the power to do, since Silva was already refusing fights, he refused. Pure and simple. You do what they did in boxing. Name a challenger for the champion. He has a time limit to meet that challenger. End of story. By now Silva-Machida would be out of the way and long since done, and possibly Machida-Silva 2 is an option. Possibly we had witnessed a classic there. Silva-Rua might already have been in the history books. Another barnburner. I can assure you Silva did not want that one. It's the main reason he left the LH's.

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8/27/12 3:21 AM by Fabefromfort

This ia all Anderson Silva, and the UFC's fault, and I will tell you why in a moment. Jones need not apologize to anyone. Maybe a little bit is all. It is Silva that started the whole I wont Fight routine. He did it against Machida, now Weidman, if that is in fact true. The UFC obliged that notion, facilitated it. Condoned the refusal to fight stances Silva took, at every turn. Silva is a SuperFight killer. He is the biggest sport killer I see out there. Mind you he is a big talent, that nobody likes except us true fight fans, but, we do want to see him fight megafights when they come up. They don't present themselves,but, once in a lifetime, and are fleeting moments you must capture. The Jones-Silva scenario has never come up at any time in the UFC's History. Maybe Shamrock-Joyce Gracie 2, but the sport was only fledgling then. Jones just did what he felt he had the power to do, since Silva was already refusing fights, he refused. Pure and simple. You do what they did in boxing. Name a challenger for the champion. He has a time limit to meet that challenger. End of story. By now Silva-Machida would be out of the way and long since done, and possibly Machida-Silva 2 is an option. Possibly we had witnessed a classic there. Silva-Rua might already have been in the history books. Another barnburner. I can assure you Silva did not want that one. It's the main reason he left the LH's. Jones-Silva would have just been done.Possibly another classic, and potential rematch there.With Weidman waiting in the wings we should all have witnessed all these fights, and just be catching our collective breaths as Weidman waits to face the winner of Jones -Silva, which would have been fought at 195. Perfect for all these three fighter. Hell that weights perfect for Machida, Rua, and Sonnen. But that is another story. I dare say, right now a Cruiserweight division at 195 would also be perfect for Belfort. It should be implemented. Finally, Good Job, Jones,I didn't want to see time wasted on a Sonnen-Jones fight. I would not have bought that. It was not worth it. Do not buy Silva- St. Pierre if they make that. That ain't worth it. Make em make Silva fight Jones or Weidman.

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8/27/12 12:25 AM by Mayweedz

In a way I can understand Jon s decision since it is a no win situation for him fighting Sonnen. But as a title holder, he is a torch holder for his company and their reputation. They basically gave him what should be considered a pretty easy fight against someone who is competitive but on paper has very little chance of beating him compared to the fighters he has been fighting. Hell, it really was a lose, lose, lose situation. He really should of taken the fight, he loses the most now. He looks bad to some of the fans, he just lost a pay per view, and I am sure his boss is not all to happy now with him since he is not a team player. A champion who has beaten multiple former LHW title holders, who has plans on moving to heavy weight, but was unwilling to fight a middleweight whom has never had a title due to lack time to create a proper game plan = bad choice.It is was it is though and it was his choice to make since the ball is in his court. I have a feeling Dana will not be inclined to be doing him any career favors when he he eventually hits the point in his career when he starts to pass his prime though.



 

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