Jones Selfish For Forcing The Cancellation Of Next Week’s UFC 151 Event


The abounding weight of the UFC apparatus is crushing bottomward on the light-heavyweight champ like an avalanche.

He has acutely agitated the administration and pissing off billionaire promoters with an armory of opinion-shaping columnist releases and media handlers at their auctioning is never acceptable news.

Jones’s abnegation to booty on Chael Sonnen — afterwards his aboriginal adversary Dan Henderson was affected to abjure due to abrasion — has “disgusted” UFC admiral Dana White.

He alleged Jones “selfish” for banishment the abandoning of abutting week’s UFC 151 event. White said he blanket aliment from the table of less-established fighters who charge the paycheques to augment their families.

Henderson advised in adage he couldn’t accept Jones wouldn’t accept a “show charge go on” attitude and Sonnen said he was abashed Jones wouldn’t action him.

But aback the alternation up aloof for a second.

Jones has spent the accomplished three months training for Henderson. Watching tape. Devising a gameplan ill-fitted to exhausted a man with a actual specific set of weapons.

So eight-days out, he is accepted to basic for an absolutely altered fighter? With his belt on the line?

With his coaches abroad from the gym and the bazaar of fight-week-weight-cutting and media tours aloof about the corner, Jones would accept a admirable absolute of two canicule with his aggregation to prepare.

Of advance Henderson and Sonnen will alarm and alarm Jones’ charge to the action into question. They accept annihilation to lose. They demand his belt.

Should Jones accept taken one for the aggregation and fought anyways? Maybe.

Should he be baffled up in the media for adage he’s afraid to the arrangement he originally signed? That seems a tad “selfish” and “disgusting” in itself.

No agnosticism White and aggregation will lose money with the cancellation. Fans will be agitated and undercard fighters will accept their paydays postponed.

But dogpiling on Jones because his action was aching due to abrasion hardly seems fair.

One could accomplish the altercation that if there was abundant abyss below the Jones-Henderson capital event, UFC 151 could accept been salvaged. The UFC acutely didn’t feel that was the case.

One has to ask the catechism — and White hates it every time it’s asked — is the UFC is overextension itself too thin? Attenuate to the point area one abrasion can accompany bottomward an absolute card? White would say no. The abandoning of UFC 151 may prove otherwise.

The aforementioned way it’s a business for the UFC, it’s a business for Jones.

Potentially accident the belt on a action he never accomplished for didn’t accomplish faculty to him.

It’s not his accountability Henderson got hurt.

Painting him as the sole dupe for the afterlife of UFC 151 is a stretch.


—Lyoto Machida angry bottomward a adventitious to action Jon (Bones) Jones in the capital accident of Toronto’s UFC 152. Instead, Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort will footfall up from middleweight to action the light-heavyweight champ.

—Even admitting UFC 151 is dead, the Toronto accident will still be alleged UFC 152. UFC 151 will be the apparition agenda that never took place.

—Dan Miller has been affected out of his UFC 152 action with Toronto’s Sean Pierson due to a medical affair with his son. A backup for Miller is actuality sought.

—A welterweight bender amid Charlie Brenneman and Kyle Noke — which was originally appointed for UFC 151 — has been confused to 152.

UFC 152 abounding agenda for Toronto:


Welterweight Bender – Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke

Bantamweight Bender – Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon

Welterweight Bender – Simeon Thoresen vs. Seth Baczynski

Featherweight Bender – Marcus Brimage vs. Jimy Hettes

Welterweight Bender – TBD vs. Sean Pierson

Light Heavyweight Bender – Vinny Magalhaes vs. Igor Pokrajac


Featherweight Bender – Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson

Light Heavyweight Bender – Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Matt Hamill

Lightweight Bender – Evan Dunham vs. T.J Grant

Middleweight Bender – Brian Stann vs. Michael Bisping

Flyweight Championship (5 rounds) – Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

Light Heavyweight Championship (5 rounds) – Vitor Belfort vs. Jon Jones

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