Jon “Bones” Jones just pissed off the whole MMA community a few hours ago, and now it looks like he’s eating his own words.
Jones was set to fight Dan Henderson next weekend but unfortunately Henderson announced today he was pulling out due to an injury. Dana White had to find a replacement on 8 days notice and was thrilled when Chael Sonnen stepped up to the plate. The only problem was that Jon Jones wouldn’t fight Chael, and now for the first time in 11 years a UFC event is being canceled.
Not only has this upset fans who’ve already made travel plans, the fighters are also pissed since they’ve been training for months and now won’t be getting paid for the event.
The funny thing is that back in 2010 Jon Tweeted “Just to clear the record i’ve never turn down a mma fight against anyone and never will..”. Now he’s done EXACTLY that!
As you can image, Chael has a lot to say about the whole situation.
It’s a sad day for Dana White and the UFC. Instead of watching some great fights next Saturday, we’ll have to settle for some bullshit movie on FX… we can only hope it’s Step Brothers!