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

UFC 188 post-fight press conference full video highlights with Dana White

  • 16 days ago
  • 72 views

Let's roll back the video tape! With UFC 188 coming to a close late last night (Sat., June 13, 2015), featuring a Heavyweight championship unification clash between Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum read news >>

New 'UFC Lab' facility to be hub for athlete training, injury rehabilitation

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

While much of today's UFC press conference was centered around the new drug testing policies, there was another new program unveiled by the promotion. In addition to the dominating discussion over th read news >>

New UFC drug-testing press conference recap, notes and highlights

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

There was a lot to unpack during today's presser, but we've got you covered with all of the important details below. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a special press conference earlier today read news >>

UFC press conference live stream: Athlete Marketing and Development Program

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Watch the UFC press conference unveiling their new Athlete Marketing and Development Program at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT right here on Bloody Elbow. Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at the read news >>

Live stream: UFC press conference video feat. new drug-testing program, athlete marketing and development

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will hold a special press conference today (Weds., June 3, 2015) in conjunction with its annual fighter summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, to unveil its new and improve read news >>

Watch today's press conference about UFC's new drug-testing program at 2 p.m. ET

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Watch a live stream of today’s press conference about the UFC’s new drug-testing program on MMAjunkie beginning at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White: They'd have to pay me way too much to take Roger Goodell's job

  • 27 days ago
  • 14 views

In a recent interview, UFC president, Dana White discussed, unions and compared UFC athlete legal issues to those the NFL faces with its own pros. Have you ever scratched your head and thought to you read news >>

Police lapel cam, 911 call: Condoms, pipe, Funyuns, fight shorts in Jon Jones' car

  • 28 days ago
  • 39 views

In new audio released by the Albuquerque Police Department, we now can hear the immediate aftermath of the April hit-and-run accident allegedly involving former UFC champion Jon Jones.Filed under: Fe read news >>

Morning Report: Dana White says 'no way in hell' NFL could afford him to take over for Roger Goodell

  • 28 days ago
  • 38 views

Think UFC president Dana White is feeling heat from fighters complaining about Reebok? Don't count on it. As commissioners go, White says his daily dose of 'bad s**t' isn't anywhere close to the issu read news >>

Jon Jones Hit-and-Run: 911 Audio Released

  • 28 days ago
  • 30 views

The audio from the 911 call placed following former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' alleged hit-and-run accident has hit the Internet. You can hear the call courtesy of MMA Digest's YouTube read news >>