Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 8/23/12
UFC president Dana White isn’t the only one who was baffled by light heavyweight champ Jon Jones’ decision to decline a last-second scrap against Chael Sonnen. Dan Henderson (Pictured), who was forced to bow out of their September 1st showdown, was also stunned one of the planet’s top pound-for-pound fighters turned Sonnen down.  “This is the first time that the champion wouldn’t step up and fight, and I was pretty shocked to hear that,” Henderson stated in a UFC press release. “It’s not like he’s injured. It’s unbelievable to me that he wouldn’t take that ‘the show must go on’ attitude. If there was any way I could have gone, and any way that I thought I could give myself a chance to compete, I would have done that.” The soon-to-be 42-year-old’s mentality is exactly what White likes for his fighters to have. Unfortunately for the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, the Octagon’s golden boy no longer sees things that way. That’s why White felt he was left
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