It looks like UFC President Dana White isn’t done talking about the cancellation of UFC 151 or slamming the parties he feels are responsible for the card falling apart. White recently took questions from a group of media members at the UFC’s headquarters where he dismissed his role in the event’s axing and pointed the finger back at Jon Jones, Dan Henderson, and Greg Jackson.
“Every time somebody asks me if I take responsibility for canceling UFC 151 on (expletive) Twitter, it’s like ‘ Yeah, how’s it my fault?’ If somebody can even try to give me an idea of how that’s my fault that 151 got canceled, I would love to hear it,” said White in a report from MMAFighting. “Dan Henderson should have told me three weeks before that his (expletive) knee was hurt, and maybe I could have saved it. And Jon Jones should have fought (expletive) Chael Sonnen. And his (expletive) goofy trainer should have kept his face shut.”
He continued on, labeling Jackson as a “con artist” and saying the widely respected trainer was “full of sh*t” based on his public persona as a coach promoting his approach to fighters as being family-oriented when he’s more of a cutthroat businessman, at least in the opinion of White.
The upset executive also addressed a specific comment from Jones regarding how he was treated in the wake of the UFC 151 debacle.
“The Jon Jones piece of meat (expletive) thing,” responded White when asked about the statement. “When I see him in (expletive) Toronto, that’s the first (expletive) thing we’re going to talk about. Piece of meat? Give me a (expletive) break. That sounds like something a male supermodel would say: I feel like a piece of meat out here. That pisses me off worse than (expletive) canceling the event.”
Jones and White have not spoken directly since things first fell apart a few weeks ago. However, they are expected to have a face-to-face conversation next week when Jones travels to Toronto for a UFC 152 fight against Vitor Belfort.
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