The UFC held a special conference call today at 2PM ET, with Dana White in regards to the UFC 151 PPV, which takes place on September 1st. After much speculation that challenger Dan Henderson had been injured in training, Dana White says that they are canceling UFC 151, which is the first time they have done this in 11 years.
Dan Henderson has a partially torn MCL, and cannot fight in the main event. He says that they usually do not have to cancel an event, and finding someone to fight Jon Jones on 8 days notice, is difficult. He called one guy who took the fight, and that was Chael Sonnen. They started to work to make commercials, and he was going to do the call to make the announcement.
Jon Jones REFUSED to fight Sonnen on 8-days notice. He never thought that would happen.
Right now, UFC 151 is cancelled, and Jones vs. Machida will take place September 22 at UFC 152.
Dana says that Jones knew the event would be cancelled if he did not take the fight. Machida was in the air on the ...