Dana White States Anderson Silva Offered To Save UFC 151 And Fight On Eight Days Notice | UFC News
By Jamie McAllister
UFC President Dana White comment’s in an interview with MMAFighting.
Following the announcement that UFC 151 was cancelled due to the challenger Dan Henderson being forced out with an injury and the champion Jon Jones refusing to fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice Dana White admits he received a late offer to save the show.
The offer came from the UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, White stated the message came to him via Silva’s manager Ed Soares just moments after UFC 151 was cancelled. The Spider who admitted he was not in the best shape volunteered to fight on eight days notice in Las Vegas against ‘another Light-Heavyweight fighter’ not Jones. Unfortunately, he was a few hours late and the promotion had already scrapped the event.
White admitted he never expected Anderson to offer his services and stated that he appreciated the offer from the champion. The Light-Heavyweight Champion Jones will now meet Vitor Belfort at UFC 152.
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