UFC 151 cancelled: Jones to fight Machida on Sept. 22; White rips Jones camp (updated)

The entire UFC just got turned on it’s head. Next weekend’s entire UFC 151 event in Las Vegas has been cancelled and UFC President Dana White is extremely unhappy with his light heavyweight champion.

Jon Jones: ‘I refuse to be a broke athlete when I retire’

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took some heat from fans earlier this week when he said he had no interest in a rematch with Lyoto Machida because his first fight with him generated low Pay-Per-View sales and called the match-up “high risk and low reward”. Now Jones explains his position and why he remains unapologetic on the issue.

‘UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson’ official trailer

On Sept. 1, 2012, 25-year-old Jonny “Bones” Jones (16-1) will put his UFC light heavyweight title on the line against 41-year-old legend Dan Henderson (29-8) in the UFC 151 main event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

MMA moves further into the mainstream with Jon Jones Nike endorsement

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Nike, the first of its kind between the sports apparel giant and a mixed martial artist. Nike has begun to carve out a name in the sport of MMA with regional sponsorship of fighters like Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva; however, the scope of the Jones deal is, thus far, unprecedented.

Jon Jones on fighting Anderson Silva: ‘It’s a lose-lose situation’

If there is one super fight in mixed martial arts that has been talked about as much as Fedor Emelianenko vs. Randy Couture once was, it is Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva. Both fighters have been extremely dominant, especially Silva, who recently defended his UFC middleweight title for a record tenth time.

The Cageside Beat – [censored]

Join Furby and Mike for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat and check out their interview with Natasha Wicks, a UFC 145 recap, a largely senseless version of Point/Counterpoint, and of course, the Don Frye Fact Machine.