Jon Jones Takes a Shot at Dan Henderson, Forgets Sonnen's Offer?
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has received no shortage of criticism for his handling of the UFC 151 fiasco, and now that the day he was supposed to defend his title has come, fans are wondering what to do with their Saturday night.
A Twitter follower of Jones contacted the Light Heavyweight Champ, letting him know that his weekend plans were shot because of the cancellation.
Jones took the opportunity to empathize with the fan, while passing the blame onto Dan Henderson, who pulled out of the fight because of an injury.
Thanks to the old man and his knee I don't either "@AaronDKuehn: Thanks to @JonnyBones I have no plans tonight....
It's cool that Jones took the shot in good humor and invested the time to play along with a follower, but his remark only prompted an onslaught from other Twitter users (remarks on Jones' Twitter page) rehashing the sentiment that he deserves the lion's share of blame for the event cancellation. Some users ditched the rhetorical approach altogether and simply expressed their general disgust for him.
There is little doubt Jones would love to see this whole thing blow over sooner rather than later, but shifting the blame to Henderson, a very popular fighter, may not do much for him on that front. And if the early responses to his comment are any indication, it may only make matters worse.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, there was no mention of Chael Sonnen, who he declined to fight on eight days' notice, in Jones' Tweet.
Any guesses on whether or not Sonnen will have something of his own to say on the matter?
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