Zuffa Has Canceled UFC 151, Jon Jones To Face Lyoto Machida At UFC 152

via www.5thround.com

Due to an unfortunate late injury to UFC light heavyweight title challenger Dan Henderson, Zuffa has decided to cancel the entire UFC 151 card just nine days before it was supposed to go down in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White stated that Chael Sonnen was in place to fight Jon Jones, but Jones turned it down and they were forced to cancel the event. Jones will now face Lyoto Machida at UFC 152 on September 22nd.

"So this is probably one of my all time lows as being president of the UFC....for the first time in 11 years, we're gonna cancel an event," Dana White said. "UFC doesn't have to cancel events, we can always find a replacement. For someone to replace Jon Jones on 8 days notice is tough to do. But to be totally honest with you guys. One guy did say 'i'll take the fight. I'll fly to Las Vegas tonight'. Chael Sonnen."

"But Jon Jones said 'I'm not fighting Chael Sonnen on eight days notice."

Henderson has a partial tear of his MCL, and Dana stated that they can't wait around to see when he's going to be okay.

There is no plan in place for the other fights on the card at this point. Tickets will be refunded.

Bloody Elbow will continue to bring you updates on the whole situation as they come along.

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