Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ignited a firestorm by forgoing a potential matchup with late replacement Chael Sonnen after Dan Henderson withdrew from their scheduled bout with a knee injury. Jones drew the ire of many fans, some fellow fighters and UFC President Dana White once the promotion decided to cancel UFC 151, scheduled for Sept. 1 in Las Vegas. Jones will now defend the belt against Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 on Sept. 22 in Toronto.
Many of the topics on the Sherdog.net forums were related to the UFC 151 fiasco and the forthcoming Jones-Belfort matchup. In addition, fans weighed in on a potential showdown between Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and suspended former 145-pound champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. Could a bout between the two find its way into the hallowed Octagon?