I am going to keep this short, but before I get into my thoughts on Hendo, I feel it should be mentioned that I had cageside seats for UFC 151. It was going to be my first event. I am absolutely heartbroken by the UFC's decision to cancel the event.
We all know the various angles of this story, with some blaming Jones and his management, some blaming Dana and the weak card, and others citing a combination of the two. What I don't seem to be reading/hearing is the argument that Dan Henderson and his camp deserve at least some of the blame for the 151 debacle. It is my opinion that Hendo got injured some time ago, and instead of being a professional and reporting the injury in enough time for Zuffa to try and salvage the event, he selfishly attempted to "push through" only to succumb to the reality that his knee was bum right before the event. The evidence I am citing to point to the Hendo injury is the twitter feud sparked by Sonnen, and also the typical training camp schedule that fighters employ. There is no way Hendo tweaked that knee in a drill this week. They would not be rolling hard enough this week to risk injury (typically). I think Hendo is old, and knows his time is extremely limited. This fight with Jones was likely one of his last if not his last, and I can understand that a tough old school guy like him would not be quick to admit his knee is hurt, HOWEVER hiding injuries or denying them can wreck events.
The point of this post is that there are several reasons 151 went south, and Hendo's part in the debacle should not go unnoticed.