In the aftermath of UFC 151's cancellation, there is a lot of debate regarding the decision of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to refuse a bout with Chael Sonnen. Ultimately, the refusal was a death sentence for the PPV, and UFC 151 now holds the distinction of being the only canceled event in UFC history.
Why didn't Jones take the fight? It appears that his camp believed that Sonnen had been training in secret for this fight, considering that injured challenger Dan Henderson is a friend and teammate.
With only eight days notice, Jones did not want to risk putting together a new game plan against an opponent who could have potentially been training for an extra week. Never mind the fact that Jones has been preparing for this fight since April and was light-years ahead of his opponent in terms of preparedness.
By now, many of you have read my article entitled 8 Fighters That Took Fights on Very Short Notice and Won. A big believer in balance, I think it's only fair that I present to you the other side of this coin.
Here is a look at 8 fighters who took fights on very short notice and lost.