With UFC 151 main eventer Dan Henderson injured, UFC president Dana White on Thursday made the announcement that he’s never had to make before:  he cancelled the UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson event slated for Saturday, Sept. 1, in Las Vegas, just one week prior to showtime.

“One of the things you guys have heard me brag about a million times is how UFC doesn’t have to cancel events, we can always find a replacement,” explained on obviously dispirited White. “For somebody to fight Jon Jones on eight days notice is tough to do. To be totally honest with you guys, one guy did. Not only when I called him did he say, ‘I’ll take the fight. I’ll fly to Las Vegas tonight and fight him.’ And that was Chael Sonnen.

“Chael Sonnen accepted the fight with Jon Jones, wanted the fight bad, so as of eight, nine o’clock (Wednesday) night, we had a fight.

“I was gonna do this call, and this was obviously going to be a much different call this morning, but the one thing that I never thought in a million years would happen, happened. Jon Jones said, ‘I’m not fighting Chael Sonnen with eight days notice.’”

The brash UFC president didn’t stop there as he fielded questions from the media about this unprecedented turn of events in UFC history. Check out the full audio of the UFC 151 cancellation announcement below…

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

If Victorious, Conor McGregor Not Giving Up Either UFC Belt Voluntarily | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago

If Conor McGregor wins a second belt in November, Dana White has said he'll then have give one up. McGregor doesn't plan on following that script. read news >>

Dana White Confirms Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago

UFC president Dana White confirmed on Tuesday that lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Michael Johnson has been finalized. read news >>

UFC 205 Adds Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson

  • 29 days ago

The UFC 205 press conference was a great half hour of banter, and Dana White also dropped an announcement of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson.The crowd was overjoyed to hear that the UFC' read news >>

Nate Diaz Talks Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor, Dana White Ahead of UFC 205

  • 29 days ago

UFC lightweight contender Nate Diaz has called out president Dana White, as well as lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight king Conor McGregor following the announcement the two will me read news >>

Dana White: Ronda Rousey wants superfight with 'Cyborg'

  • 29 days ago

Ronda Rousey wants superfight with 'Cyborg', according to UFC president Dana White. read news >>

Conor McGregor Fan Trolls Eddie Alvarez Hard at UFC 205 Press Conference | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago

Watch this ballsy fan call out Eddie Alvarez at the UFC 205 press conference, much to Conor McGregor's amusement. read news >>

Dana White: 'I have to talk to CM Punk about what's next' (Video)

  • 28 days ago

UFC President Dana White is still on the fence about what to do next with former WWE Superstar turned UFC welterweight CM PunkWhen former WWE superstar CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, made the walk t read news >>

Photos: 25 best images from UFC 205's news conference in NYC with McGregor, Alvarez first meeting

  • 28 days ago

UFC 205 is going to be one mother of a pay-per-view. Check out 25 photos from the news conference inside. Filed under: News, Photo Gallery, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White scolds 'despicable' Roy Nelson for kick of John McCarthy: 'He needs to be buried'

  • 28 days ago

UFC President Dana White has never been particularly fond of heavyweight Roy Nelson. It appears that’s the case even more so after “Big Country” put himself in hot water following a post-fight kick o read news >>

Jeremy Stephens gives heated response to Conor McGregor's insult at UFC 205 press conference

  • 28 days ago

Jeremy Stephens wasn't happy with Conor McGregor's insult at the UFC 205 press conference, so he responds in the only way he knows how. read news >>