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Days after UFC President Dana White canceled the UFC 151 pay-per-view from Las Vegas which was set for next Saturday, Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones apologized for refusing to fight Chael Sonnen, a decision which led to the cancellation of the show.
White was pretty straight forward, blaming Jon Jones and his trainer Greg Jackson for pulling the plug on the show, saying that there has never been a case where the champion refused to fight.
“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 was canceled,” Jones wrote on his Twitter account yesterday.
“I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans who’s time and money was waisted,” he added.
Jones said he feels terrible about the way he handled the situation and while the apology will not bring back the show, it’s a small step forward for the champion who has a long way to go to fix his relationship with the company and its President.
Fighters who were scheduled to participate on the card took it to Twitter to blast the champion, noting that they were going to lose money despite still having bills to pay.