UFC Did Not Tell Jones 151 Would Be Cancelled: Champ Admits It May Not Have Changed Anything | UFC NEWS
“I don’t really know if it would have made much of a difference if they had told me, but they didn’t tell me they were going to cancel the fight. They asked me to put my whole livelihood on the line. I train five times a day and being the champion, it means more to me than it means to any fan, it means more to me than what it means to Dana White. If I would have somehow lost that fight, Dana wouldn’t have lost any sleep over it. Life would have gone on and I would have been the one stuck out there.
So, I don’t know if it would have made much of a difference. Ultimately, why wasn’t that a good enough card? What was wrong with that card? Why did it have to be cancelled? I watch bar fights. I love fight at all levels. I think it was more of an insult to the fighters on the card, pretty much saying they weren’t good enough to host the card without me and Henderson. At the end of the day, I would have done what was best for my career and I can’t really carry the weight of what happened because it really wasn’t my thing. I showed up to fight.”
During today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones told the media and fans that the UFC did not inform him UFC 151 would be cancelled without his participation.
Even if they had, the champ admits, he may not have changed his decision.