Jon Jones under fire for declining fight

Jon Jones is facing heavy criticism from his UFC colleagues for declining to fight Chael Sonnen in the main event of UFC 151 after Dan Henderson pulled out due to a partially torn ligament in his right knee. Jones' decision Thursday forced the cancellation of the entire UFC 151 card which was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Mixed martial arts fighters Jon 'Bones' Jones and Anderson Silva arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Mixed martial arts fighters Jon 'Bones' Jones and Anderson Silva arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7: Jon Jones in attendance during UFC 148 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
UFC 148: Silva v Sonnen II
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7: Jon Jones in attendance during UFC 148 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 6: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones signs autographs during the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
UFC Fan Expo Las Vegas 2012 - Day 1
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 6: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones signs autographs during the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones lands a kick against Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
UFC 145: Jones v Evans
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones lands a kick against Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Rashad Evans in UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
UFC 145: Jones v Evans
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Rashad Evans in UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones celebrates defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous decision in their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
UFC 145: Jones v Evans
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones celebrates defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous decision in their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones (R) fights Rashad Evans during their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
UFC 145: Jones v Evans
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones (R) fights Rashad Evans during their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones celebrates defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous decision in their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
UFC 145: Jones v Evans
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 21: Jon Jones celebrates defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous decision in their light heavyweight title bout for UFC 145 at Philips Arena on April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 19: New UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua at UFC 128 at the Prudential Center on March 19, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Jon Jones
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 19: New UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones celebrates after defeating Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua at UFC 128 at the Prudential Center on March 19, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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