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Jon Jones “carrying the cross” for UFC’s decision to cancel event

Polarizing UFC champion Jon Jones has endured the brunt of the criticism aimed at the axing of UFC 151 after turning down a short notice clash with Chael Sonnen. While “Bones” was only one of many parties playing a role in the card’s collapse, it appears he is willing to accept responsibility for the entire debacle.

Unfortunately, his admittance of guilt in the matter also indicated a lack of sincerity on his part much like a child asked to apologize to another despite not necessarily feeling actual remorse for a certain behavior.

“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 was canceled,” wrote Jones on his Twitter page. “I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans whose time and money was wasted. I feel terrible about the way that was handled.”

The 25-year old Jones came out in the immediate aftermath of the show’s cancellation to state he felt he had to do what was right for his family rather than outside influences such as fans, fellow fighters, and his employers at the UFC. With UFC 151 off the table Jones will now face Vitor Belfort on September 22 in Toronto.