Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones UFCThe mixed martial arts world was shocked when UFC president Dana White announced that the UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson card was not only undergoing change, it was being cancelled altogether.

The key reason cited by the UFC’s brash boss was that when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ opponent, Dan Henderson, fell out due to injury, Jones declined to face Chael Sonnen as a replacement on one week’s notice.

Jones has since received the brunt of the criticism for UFC 151's cancellation, but he didn’t make the decision to turn down the Sonnen fight alone. He was counseled by his management and head coach Greg Jackson, the latter of which freely admits that he told Jones that it wasn’t professional to switch up opponents on three day’s notice, whether it was Chael Sonnen or someone else.

Jackson spoke over the phone with MMAWeekly.com, explaining his stance on Jones declining the fight. Check out what he had to say in his own words.



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