Dana White on Jon Jones & UFC 151: “I did tell him the show would be cancelled.”

UFC President, Dana White has taken offence to the way light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones is acting after the fighter claimed the promotion didn’t tell him that UFC 151 would be cancelled if he didn’t agree to fight Chael Sonnen, adding he’s a liar and he will find out in a face-to-face meeting.

Dana, speaking to the media today in Toronto, said:

“I’m actually glad that he did say that. I don’t think he would have said that if I was there. So today we’re going to be face-to-face and we’ll see what he says and he doesn’t say. The fact that he said he didn’t know the show would be canceled is false. I did tell him the show would be canceled.”

“I think he takes this thing, or is acting like he’s taking it, lightly, which he shouldn’t be. The fact that the fight was canceled isn’t a joke. It’s not funny and a lot of people were affected by it. There was a lot of collateral damage that happened with the cancelling of the show. We’ll see how this goes. I think he needs to take it a little more serious than he is. I don’t know if he’s embarrassed. Obviously the fans have turned on him, but I think he needs to take this thing a little more serious than he did.”

“I’ll never get the `brand thing.’ That whole thing doesn’t resonate with me. You’re either a fighter or you’re not. This is the fight business. People like people who step up and fight anybody, anywhere, any time. Jon Jones, to call Jon Jones not a fighter, he’s fought all the best, right in a row. He has stepped up whenever we’ve needed him to do it, etc. etc. This whole thing has gone sideways here and hopefully we get this thing fixed in a few minutes.”

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