UFC 151 has been canceled because light-heavyweight contender Dan Henderson has a knee injury and champion Jon Jones declined UFC President Dana White’s request that Jones fight Chael Sonnen in Henderson’s place.
White says he was surprised and disappointed that Jones turned down a fight with Sonnen, forcing the cancellation.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested early Saturday morning for a DUI after getting into an accident in Broome County in New York state. The accident was first reported by TMZ who said Jones crashed his Bentley into a pole and was arrested at the scene. Ariel Helwani reports Jones walked away from the accident uninjured.
Dana White will have surgery Thursday in Los Angeles to treat a recently diagnosed case of Ménière’s disease. The UFC president missed Tuesday fight at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. – the first event he’s missed since he purchased the company in January 2001. White revealed the news via Twitter prior to the fights.
“First fight I will miss in 11 years and it is killing me,” White said. “I have to have surgery in L.A. tomorrow or trust me I would be [there].”
According to Yahoo! Health, Ménière’s disease is a condition when fluid in the inner ear gets too high, and it can affect balance and hearing. Symptoms of Ménière’s include tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, vomiting or nausea and a feeling of increased pressure in the ear.
Brock Lesnar has officially pulled out of his big fight at UFC 131 after suffering another flare up from his ongoing stomach condition … and may undergo “life changing surgery” in the near future. Brock suffers from a digestive disease called diverticulitis — which causes extreme stomach pain.
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