Dana White and the UFC are still feeling the ramifications of the cancelled UFC 151. Jon Jones was slated to take on Dan Henderson for the light heavyweight championship, but when Henderson went down with a knee injury the event was put in jeopardy. White found a replacement in middleweight fighter Chael Sonnen, but Jones refused to fight Sonnen on only eight days' notice. So, Dana White had to cancel his first event since becoming President of the UFC.
Now that we got the back story out of the way, on Thursday, White was asked about some comments Jon Jones made on a September 4 podcast of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Jones stated, that the UFC made him "feel like a piece of meat" when they asked him to fight Chael Sonnen on such short notice, which ultimately led to the cancellation of UFC 151. Amongst reporters at the UFC headquarters White was quoted as saying:
"The Jon Jones piece of meat (expletive) thing. When I see him in (expletive) Toronto, that's the first (expletive) thing we're going to talk about. Piece of meat? Give me a (expletive) break. That sounds like something a male supermodel would say: I feel like a piece of meat out here (White said mockingly). That pisses me off worse than (expletive) canceling the event. I just heard that one today, Jim Rome told me that."
The UFC reportedly lost around $40 million due to the cancelled event. We'll be (expletive) off too.
[via MMA Fighting]