Dana White Cancels UFC 151: Twitter Reaction from Other Fighters on PPV Card

Tim McTiernan@tmt2393Correspondent IAugust 23, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21:  Jon Jones (R) punches Rashad Evans during their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Dana White and the UFC have been forced to cancel the upcoming UFC 151 card after Dan Henderson suffered an injury and they could not find a replacement to fight Jon Jones.

With the entire card cancelled, there are 20 other fighters whose fights were cancelled. They will have to wait to get their next paycheck.

Charlie Brenneman tweeted about when he and Rick Story took a fight at UFC on Versus on just 24 hours notice.

Me n @rick_story took a fight on 24 hrs norice!!Champ what?!?! @ufc

— Charlie Brenneman (@SpaniardMMA) August 23, 2012

Then he followed up responding to a tweet from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com.

RT @arielhelwani: Fans who bought tickets for the old 151 will be refunded..how bout my wife, parents, corners, friends,etc????

— Charlie Brenneman (@SpaniardMMA) August 23, 2012

Then, Shane Roller, who was supposed to face Jacob Volkmann, found out about the bad news.

Just heard the news. I got flights, hotels, tons of stuff I have 2 take care of. Just finished my last hard practice. Hope it's not true.

— Shane Roller (@shaneroller) August 23, 2012

Danny Castillo seems to be taking it a little lighter, as he was able to make a joke out of the situation.

Who got $50 I can borrow till my next fight?;)

— Danny Castillo (@lastcall155) August 23, 2012

Tim Means, who was going to fight Abel Trujillo, doesn't seem to harbor any ill will.

@mcanaday9 @arielhelwani things happen not mad at anybody its the name of the game!!

— tim means (@MeansTim) August 23, 2012

Jeff Hougland appeared not to believe the news...

Wait am I not fighting?? Please say it ain't so I got bills to pay @ufc !

— Jeff Hougland (@JeffHougland) August 23, 2012

...then made it clear that he was going to continue eating clean until he knew for a fact that his fight was off.

Until I get a call personally from @ufc then I'm not gonna eat any chicken McNuggets & I assume I'm still fighting on sep 1st!

— Jeff Hougland (@JeffHougland) August 23, 2012

Kyle Noke sends his condolences to the fans,

Im no longer fighting. the whole @ufc 151 card is cancelled. Sorry to all fans who bought flight, hotel, and fight tickets. #heartbroken

— Kyle Noke (@KyleNoke) August 23, 2012

We leave you with Eddie Yagin's initial reaction to the news.


— Eddie Yagin(@EddieYaginMMA) August 23, 2012

This is certainly not a good day for MMA, but especially not a good day for the fighters who were supposed to fight at UFC 151. Here's hoping they all get fights scheduled soon.


Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow him on Twitter @TimMcTiernan.