Chael Sonnen Admits That He Was Working With Dan Henderson Before His UFC 151 Cancellation

UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title contender, Chael Sonnen finally admitted today that he was working with Dan Henderson eight days before the cancellation of the UFC 151 event last year, something champion Jon Jones feared at the time and decided it was in his best interest not fight and force the UFC to cancel the event all together.

Sonnen, speaking on UFC Tonight said:

“You know, it really got put together through Little Nog’s cowardice. I’ve been training for Shogun for a while. I knew this was going to happen. This kind of reminds me of the time me and Dan Henderson set up Jon Jones on eight days’ notice.”

“Chael didn’t know anything about it. He had definitely not been training at all. My guys told me that Greg Jackson said in an interview that Chael was down trainng with me and getting ready for the fight and knew I was hurt. It was nothing like that at all. He wasn’t even down here. I asked him if he wanted to come down and help me train a couple months ago, but he didn’t come down.”

Sonnen’s manager Mike Roberts also had something to say about the ordeal:

“Everybody’s saying that Chael knew about Dan being hurt, that’s why he was talking about Jon (Jones). No, Chael was talking about Jon because Jon is the 205-pound champion and that is where Chael is shooting for; that’s who he wants to fight.”

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