By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Jon Jones not accepting a fight on short notice after Dan Henderson pulled over of UFC 151 with an injured knee forced the promotion to cancel the whole event leading to one biggest blow ups in UFC history.
Jones spoke to MMAJunkie.com about the situation:
“I definitely apologize to the other fighters on the card,” Jones said. “I feel terrible, but it also wasn't my decision to cancel the whole card. I don't make those decisions.
“I take a lot of pride in the way I perform, and I want to put on the best performance possible every time I fight. I don't want to go out there just to win the fight. I want to go out there to dominate. I want to make it look effortless. I want it to be a beautiful thing.”
“Chael is completely different fighter,” Jones said. “This is war. This is strategy. You have to go in there prepared and know that you did your homework. I wouldn't be the same warrior if I just jumped in there blindly and was cutting weight while I was trying to prepare for the fight.
“Greg Jackson wasn't going to show up until Friday. Coach (Mike) Winkeljohn wasn't going to be there until Wednesday or Thursday. I would have been pretty much on my own trying to prepare for a new opponent. That's just not the best way to prepare.”
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