Friday, August 24, 2012

Machida turns down title shot, Vitor Belfort to face Jones at UFC 152

After a wild and wooly Thursday saw Dana White cancel UFC 151, Once a partial tear in Dan Henderson's MCL left the UFC with out a main event, after Jon Jones refused to face a late replacement in Chael Sonnen. At which point a "disgusted" Dana White was forced to cancel UFC 151 and move Jones to UFC 152 where it was announced that Bones would be facing Lyoto Machida. Only to have Machida turn down the purposed title fight with Jon Jones later that evening! Enter Vitor Belfort who will step in on one months notice to face one of the best fighters in the history of the sport and challenge Jon 'Bones' Jones for the light heavyweight title. Belfort was originally scheduled to face Alan Belcher in a middle weight contest at UFC 153 now it looks like that assignment will move to Wanderlei Silva. UFC 152 also features Demetrious Johnson vs Joeseph Benevidez as well as Brian Stann vs Michael Bisping and goes down on September 22nd live from the Air Canada Center in Toronto.  

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