Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/5/12
UFC star Jon Jones has absorbed more hits against his reputation lately than he has in the cage. But if "Bones" Jones had the chance to make his decision again, he would still tell UFC President Dana White that he wouldn't accept a replacement light heavyweight title defense on eight days' notice. Jones was held responsible when the promotion scrapped the UFC 151 card that was set for Sept. 1. Light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson injured his knee leading up to the fight and Jones declined a replacement fight with Chael Sonnen. White bashed Jones for refusing to accept the fight, calling the decision "selfish" and "disgusting." UFC was forced to cancel a major card for the first time in his 11 years under White's control. White said calling off the Las Vegas slate was one of his "all-time lows." The 25-year-old Jones, one of UFC's brightest stars, said he had no regrets in turning down the fight. He has agreed to defend his title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 on Sept. 2...
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