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If not for an unfortunate knee injury to title challenger Dan Henderson, tonight we would all be impatiently anticipating the upcoming action of UFC 151. Instead, the entire card was cancelled after Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused to fight late-replacement Chael Sonnen. In the wake of Jones' refusal, UFC president Dana White was forced to cancel the card, which was emphatically weak with its headlining bout.
Since the announcement, many fans and media members have decried Jon Jones' decision. Even more, however, have criticized the incredible inability of Jones and his camp to effectively handle the PR nightmare that has ensued. This afternoon, Jones announced via Twitter:
Obviously, the "old man" here is 41 year old Dan Henderson who should have been trying to knock out Jones with his infamous right hook tonight. He's also the latest target Jones has chosen to blame for the cancellation of UFC 151.