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The UFC 151 debacle never ends.
Just a few days ago, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was asked whether or not he knew of the crisis that would happen if he turned down a short notice fight against Chael Sonnen after Dan Henderson got injured, which would have went down on Sept. 1, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among the many points he made, he claimed to have no idea that the event would fall apart if he didn't take the fight. Whether or not that's the truth is unknown, but it seems to have bothered Dana White.
The UFC President swiftly responded to Jones' comments:
"I'm actually glad that he did say that. I don't think he would have said that if I was there. So today we're going to be face-to-face and we'll see what he says and he doesn't say. Because the fact that he said he didn't know the show would be canceled is false. I did tell him the show would be canceled."
In addition to that, Dana still wasn't happy with how Jones has handled the whole situation. He believes that Jones is handling this as if it isn't truly a serious matter, and others may interpret his responses as such. Here's what he had to say:
"I think he takes this thing, or is acting like he's taking it, lightly, which he shouldn't be. The fact that the fight was canceled isn't a joke. It's not funny. A lot of people were affected by it. There was a lot of collateral damage that happened with the canceling of the show. We'll see how this goes. I think he needs to take this a little more serious than he is. I don't know if he's embarrassed or whatever his deal is... I'll never get the brand thing. That whole thing doesn't resonate with me."
Clearly, we have two very different sides to one important story. Jones may be handling this inappropriately, but the very same could be said for White. We'll never truly know what happened behind closed doors, and it's not crazy to think that one or even both of them are being dishonest.
Dana had more to say in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani for Fuel TV, which you can check out after the jump.