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Jon Jones Places the Blame of UFC 151 Cancellation on Dan Henderson

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
John HeinisSenior Analyst IAugust 28, 2012

In the aftermath of UFC 151 being cancelled, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones said Dan Henderson deserves the blame for the event being scrapped, since he didn't disclose his knee injury sooner. 

Check out what Jones said in a Twitter interaction with a fan yesterday: 




Early this morning, Jones also tweeted an article arguing that "Hendo" should have disclosed his injury three weeks ago when it occurred. 

This recent turn of events comes as a bit of a shock as Jones apologized for the event being cancelled on Saturday. 

Chael Sonnen, a longtime teammate and friend of Henderson, was offered as a last-second replacement for Jones, but the champion declined the fight

Lyoto Machida was expected to step up and fight "Bones" at UFC 152, but he declined the fight on short notice, as did Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

Instead, Jones now meets Vitor Belfort in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 22 with the belt on the line. This is Belfort's, a former champion at 205 pounds, first fight at light heavyweight in five years. 

Does Jones have a point in placing the blame on Henderson, or is the champion just tired of all the recent harsh criticism?

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