Jon Jones doesn't expect Dana White to apologize, but he still forgives him

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With any luck, we can stop talking about Jon Jones, Dana White and the UFC 151 fiasco after this weekend.

"Bones," who was vilified by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President for turning down a fight that could have saved the Sept. 1 pay-per-view (PPV), will now put his light heavyweight title on the line against Vitor Belfort this Saturday night (Sept. 22) in Toronto.

But not before he has a face-to-face with his boss to try to clear the air.

Jones tells MMA Fighting he's ready to forgive and forget, even if White isn't ready to apologize for the comments he made about both him and Greg Jackson, who agreed a short notice fight against Chael Sonnen was a bad business decision.

"I'm just gonna tell him I forgive him. I have a general intention of what I want to happen and basically it's gonna be based around forgiveness. I'm not expecting him to apologize but I'm moving forward. Dana spoke his mind and ultimately he can't take back what happened and I can't take back what happened. I don't think he wants to and I don't want to. We're just gona be men. We're going to keep this great journey going. We're both ambassadors for the UFC. Us not being on the same page, like I said on SportsCenter, it makes no sense for MMA fans and MMA nation. I want to do great things. Not being known to him as a troublemaker to him will be beneficial for both of us."

Hear the reigning 205-pound kingpin break it all down, after the jump.

For more on the clash between Dana White and Jon Jones click here and here.

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