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Joe Lauzon Explains How Jon Jones' Decision To Not Fight Chael Sonnen Affected The UFC 151 Undercard Fighters

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By now, everyone should be well aware that UFC 151 has been cancelled due to a series of events, starting with an injury to Dan Henderson and ending with Jon Jones turning down the one option for a replacement opponent in Chael Sonnen. But what some fan's haven't yet fully taken into consideration is the way that this impacts the fighters who were scheduled for the rest of the card.

Joe Lauzon wrote a quick blog that summed up what Jon's decision means to everyone else:

Not only has this screwed over all the fans that bought tickets, non refundable airfare, took off work, made arrangements, etc... but think of all the fighters. Fighters that put in full camps, flew people in that helped them trains, etc. By the time I am actually fight, I spend close to 20k between corners, flights, expenses, coaches, etc... and then to have the whole show cancelled because ONE guy didn't want to fight. This ONE guy that had trained an entire camp, who was the CHAMP and at the top of his weight class, who was going to fight someone who didn't do the camp, and was fighting UP a weight class.

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Not only will Jones be the most hated man in the UFC by the fans, but the fighters will hate him more than any other guy in that locker room as well, and deservedly so.

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Posted by cowcatcher

Not only will Jones be the most hated man in the UFC by the fans, but the fighters will hate him more than any other guy in that locker room as well, and deservedly so.



Like Charlie Brenneman near the end of the article.

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I wonder what Henry Martinez, Jones's teammate at Jackson's, has to say about this since his fight was scrapped.

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Brenneman tweet:

@JonnyBones u can send my check to PO box 198. EH NJ. Rent is due the first, so preferably by then. Thanks. @ufc

although i havent read it, bjpenndotcom said Chael tweeted JJ saying he'd give Jon his purse to fight.

like a story straight out of WWE, JJ has gone heel & Chael is coming out to look like the good guy

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I would like to state that thios fight has negativly affected me as well.

I was schedualed to fight on Sept 1st. The promotion I fight for UCFC based out of Arizona puts on live cards in venues during UFC fights. So people pay cover to watch UFC fghts and live fights at the same time. With this event cancelled, my event is cancelled as well.

I already drove from San Francisco to Arizona. Missed my first week of school, and of course the money for gas and stuff.

This decisions affects alot of people.

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looks like Takeya Mizugaki will survive a few more weeks. the "Hellbound" train has been delayed

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Rogan's comedy show is also cancelled.

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Posted by Poor_Franklin



like a story straight out of WWE, JJ has gone heel & Chael is coming out to look like the good guy



More than his dominating wins against a string of top contenders at a very young age, his most impressive accomplishment to date.....

Making Chael Sonnen look like the good guy.

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As they say "Shit runs downhill"

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

Brenneman tweet:

@JonnyBones u can send my check to PO box 198. EH NJ. Rent is due the first, so preferably by then. Thanks. @ufc

although i havent read it, bjpenndotcom said Chael tweeted JJ saying he'd give Jon his purse to fight.

like a story straight out of WWE, JJ has gone heel & Chael is coming out to look like the good guy



sooo awesome!!!!!

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Lauzon couldn't have said it any better
Jones is selfish. I hope they boo him in Toronto

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

Brenneman tweet:

@JonnyBones u can send my check to PO box 198. EH NJ. Rent is due the first, so preferably by then. Thanks. @ufc

although i havent read it, bjpenndotcom said Chael tweeted JJ saying he'd give Jon his purse to fight.

like a story straight out of WWE, JJ has gone heel & Chael is coming out to look like the good guy




Awesome



I can't even say what I want to say about Jones

No matter . Everyone and their mom can see he took the easy way out.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Lauzon couldn't have said it any better
Jones is selfish. I hope they boo him in Toronto



I have no doubt in my mind that he will be booed...probably for a while

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