Jon Jones UFC 145The onus of the cancellation of UFC 151 fell squarely on the shoulders of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, whether he actually deserved it or not.

When Jones’ opponent Dan Henderson was forced off the card with a knee injury, the UFC came up with Chael Sonnen as a suitable replacement, but the champion decided that only having 8 days to prepare was not nearly enough after consulting with his coach Greg Jackson.

A few hours later UFC 151 was cancelled, and UFC President Dana White was saying, ‘UFC 151 will be remembered as the event Jon Jones and Greg Jackson murdered’.

While the blame that day seem to fall directly on Jones’ head, many other fighters, journalists and fans stood up for his decision to not play ball by the UFC’s rules. Many agreed that every fighter should have the right to be fully prepared for any opponent if they choose, and no one fighter can be blamed for an event being cancelled.

Jones later apologized on Twitter taking the full brunt for the card’s cancellation, but the criticism hasn’t stopped from some corners of the world and the light heavyweight champion’s latest rebuttal won’t soothe any still open wounds from the card that would have taken place on Saturday night.

Early in the day on Saturday a fan wrote on Twitter, ‘Thanks to @JonnyBones I have no plans tonight’.

Rather than let the comment slide, Jones opted to respond and said ‘Thanks to the old man and his knee I don’t either’.

The ‘old man’ of course is referencing Jones’ opponent , 41-year old Dan Henderson, who was forced off the card after injuring his knee in training.

While the rebuttal may have simply been a week of frustration building up inside of Jones for taking the blame for UFC 151's cancellation, the comment certainly rattled more than a few people.

In the big picture, Jones may be right in saying that Henderson’s injury ultimately caused this chain reaction of events to get set in motion, but in this case he may have been better off living by the old adage ‘let sleeping dogs lie’.

Regardless, Jones will return in a few weeks instead to face Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 in Toronto, while Henderson will continue to rehab his injured knee and hopes to return before the end of 2012.

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