As Kevin Iole reported, UFC 151 has been canceled. The show, scheduled for Sept. 1, was supposed to feature Jon Jones' title defense against Dan Henderson. Because Henderson sustained a knee injury and Jones turned down Chael Sonnen as a replacement, the entire Las Vegas event has been scrapped.
Jones will go on to fight Lyoto Machida at UFC 152 in Toronto while Henderson rehabilitates, but the card had 10 other fights featuring 20 other fighters. Though the fights will likely be put on other, future cards, moving a fight can severely affect their finances.
With most fighters making the Octagon three or four times a year and only getting paid by the UFC after a fight, they plan their finances around fight dates. Charlie Brenneman, who was supposed to face Kyle Noke at UFC 151, tweeted his unhappiness to Jones.
Shane Roller was scheduled to fight Jacob Volkmann and didn't believe the news at first.Read More »from UFC 151 canceled: Fighters on the undercard react