MMAWeekly Radio Thursday: Debate and Reaction to UFC 151 Cancellation

August 23, 2012
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Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson - UFC 151A shockwave was felt through the MMA world on Thursday at UFC President Dana White announced that UFC 151 would be canceled.

White stated that top light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson had suffered a knee injury, forcing him out of his scheduled bout against champion Jon Jones. The UFC offered the fight to former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, but then much to their own shock Jones turned the bout down.

On Thursday, MMAWeekly Radio features a special edition of the show with debate about the cancelation of the card.

How much damage does this do to Jon Jones in the MMA world?

Should Jones have accepted the fight with Sonnen or is he not to blame for this situation?

This is a special edition of MMAWeekly Radio for Thursday, August 23

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  • melaniekonet

    I think Jon Jones should have accepted the fight with Chael Sonnen. I don’t like Sonnen for the shear fact that he may be a decent fighter but his mouth is crap. He talk to much crap.
    Jon Jones is the champ and has successfully defended that several times. He should feel comfortable enough in his ability to beat Sonnen. Where is his head and does he believe he could lose to Sonnen? Who knows! He is a fighter…..plain and simple. He should have taken it and shut Sonnen up like so many have already. Retire that fool.

  • sc_a7da1b628655558b2820e9aa8a9c2236

    If Bisbing or Weidman or Bader would have “stepped up” Jones would have turned them down too. Why? Because they’re not contenders at 205. Sonnen isn’t even a contender at 185! He’s at the back of the line so why should Jones do him a favor and give him his dream come true??? If you think so you’re a silly Sonnen fan. Also, none of them have a belt so they have nothing to lose. A champion should be allowed to prepare to defend his belt. You wanna just have some kind of melee sport where the belt keeps changing hands with every fight? Let the champ prepare, jeez.

  • muleyaddict

    Go to http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/nike-drop-jon-jones.html to sign a petition for Jon Jones to lose his Nike Sponsorship for refusing to fight Chael Sonnen and cancelling UFC 151.

  • anddrew1972

    The guys prepaird for ah fight,the CHAMP shoud b able to b ready for anywon,is he scared off sonnen,sonnen gave Anderson ahh beating for 5 rounds,but silva waz hurt with ahh dodgy rib but Silvia showed sonneon Whos boss,jones acting like ahh spoitbrat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!danas raging,fk my sat up bigdeal for us in scotland were we doing mma lst 20 yrs this is our life,what weve bee n waiting for live tv,jst20 yrstoo l8 or i would hav gave ah go,no considération for people on undercard fights 13Kupwards the guys still to get ther,bad news Jones