Two days after the atomic bomb was dropped on MMA fans with UFC 151 going down the tubes, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has taken to Twitter to address his role in the event being canceled. As you absolutely have to know by now, Jones' original opponent Dan Henderson pulled out due to injury, and Jones refused a short-notice title fight with Chael Sonnen, causing Dana White to go on a tirade towards Jones and Greg Jackson. Jones apologized and accepted full responsibility for the UFC canceling a card for the first time ever.
Carrying the cross for my company's decision. If someone has to take the blame, I will accept full responsibility for the way UFC 151— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 25, 2012
was canceled. I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans who's time and money was waisted.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 25, 2012
I feel terrible about the way that was handled.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 25, 2012
How you interpret his apology and its sincerity is probably dependent on how you viewed the events that occurred over the last two days. He's put himself in a position where every single thing he does will receive varying levels of praise and scrutiny, and this is going to be one of those times.
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