Jon Jones Finally Returns to Twitter After UFC 151 Cancellation News

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Jon Jones Finally Returns to Twitter After UFC 151 Cancellation News
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Jon Jones avoided Twitter in the immediate aftermath of UFC 151's cancellation, but returned moments ago.

After several days of silence on Twitter, Jon Jones has returned to face the angry masses that he has been conspicuously avoiding since the announcement of UFC 151's cancellation.

In case you somehow missed it, Dan Henderson injured his knee and was no longer available to face Jones at UFC 151. Lyoto Machida refused to fight Jones on short notice, which left Chael Sonnen as the only viable opponent—from a marketing perspective—for Jones.

Jones remained mum on Twitter, even though he is typically quite active on the social media site. Before these last few moments, Jones' only post was a safe retweet of his official statement to MMAJunkie.com.

Now, though, he is offering his condolences and apologies on Twitter.

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Carrying the cross for my company's decision. If someone has to take the blame, I will accept full responsibility for the way UFC 151

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 25, 2012

 

 

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was canceled. I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans who's time and money was waisted.

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 25, 2012

 

 

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I feel terrible about the way that was handled.

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 25, 2012

 

 

The posts will undoubtedly do little to silence the clanging, hate-fueled machine that has been unleashed on Jones by UFC president Dana White. The fact that he is declaring himself the martyr of the whole situation certainly will not help.

White, meanwhile, has spent some time going back and forth with fans, but took the opportunity to take a shot or two at Jones.

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