Following the uproar by the mma community, voicing disapproval of Jon Jones’ decision to refuse a fight against Chael Sonnen, which lead to the cancellation of UFC 151 – Jones was quick to respond that it “wasn’t my decision.”The champ has now taken a different approach as he now claims full responsibility for UFC 151’s cancellation. Not in the most sincere manner, yet it was said via Twitter.
@JonnyBones: 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.
@JonnyBones: Was canceled. I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans who’s time and money was waisted.
@Jonny Bones: I feel terrible about the way that was handled.
Whether sincere or not, the damage has been done. The fans, the UFC and Jon Jones have all lost value in the cancellation of UFC 151. Hopefully the young champ and the organization can learn from this going forward and make sure it does not take place again.