CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCAST IPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPWINDOWS APPRSS
NEW FORUM

GOT THE MMATORCH APP YET?
iPhone & iPad
Android
Kindle Fire
Windows Phone
MMATORCH IPHONE APP

MMATORCH

All the MMA News • Plus Intelligent, Brilliant, Addictive Points of View!
Independently Covering MMA Since 1993 • No Big Corporate Bosses

UFC
UFC 151: Dan Henderson's coach reveals knee injury was suffered three weeks ago
Aug 24, 2012 - 4:00:09 PM
UFC 151: Dan Henderson's coach reveals knee injury was suffered three weeks ago
DISCUSS ALL THIS IN OUR NEW MMATORCH FORUM
...OH, ONE MORE THING - PLEASE BOOKMARK US & VISIT DAILY!



By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

HendersonDam_180_28.jpg
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been receiving the brunt of criticism for the cancellation of UFC 151 after refusing a last minute fight with Chael Sonnen, but he wouldn't have been in that spot to begin with had Henderson's camp alerted the UFC of his injury sooner.

In an interview with Fighter's Only, one of Henderson's coaches, Daniel Woirin, revealed that his knee injury was sustained three weeks ago, but he didn't pull out of the fight until earlier this week.

"Dan Henderson got hurt three weeks ago during sparring when he went to defend a takedown and for a while he has to be away from training, for two to three weeks," Woirin said. It was very difficult for him to refuse the fight. All the team had to convince him not to do it."

"We did a final sparring yesterday to evaluate his condition and he really didn't have the chance to fight with Jones. It is so depressing for everybody. Many things are involved in a high-level fight like this one, but unfortunately, this happened."

Penick's Analysis: If Henderson's camp had let the UFC know there was a potential issue when the injury happened, they could have gone to Jones three weeks ago to ask him about facing a replacement if Henderson couldn't fight. Based on his reasoning that it was a timing, not an opponent, issue, Jones would have been able to prepare for a replacement and UFC 151 would still be on. But nope, it's all Jon Jones' fault, right?

[Dan Henderson art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]


DON'T GO YET... WE SUGGEST THESE MMATORCH ARTICLES, TOO!
Francisco Rivera thinks someone "must have turned down" Urijah Faber fight before he got the opportunity for UFC 181
Fabricio Werdum disappointed in Cain Velasquez's injury, but thinks UFC 180 will still be a "historic, great event"
UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski out six to eight weeks after shoulder surgery

comments powered by Disqus
HERE ARE EVEN MORE ARTICLES THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU

SELECT ARTICLES BY CATEGORY
SEARCH MMATORCH BY KEYWORD


MMATORCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF UPCOMING MMA EVENTS
CLICK TO SEE A UFC VIDEO BELOW

ARTICLES OF INTEREST ELSEWHERE
MMATORCH POLL - VOTE NOW!

Are you at all interested in a Phil Davis vs. Anderson Silva fight?
 
pollcode.com free polls

Which Featherweight Title fight possibility are you most interested in?
 
pollcode.com free polls

Would you pay for a third fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes?
 
pollcode.com free polls

VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS

MMATORCH WEEKLY LIVECAST
Listen to the weekly MMATORCH LIVECAST on Blog Talk Radio


MMATORCH STAFF

EDITORS:

Wade Keller, supervising editor
(mmatorch@gmail.com)

Jamie Penick, editor-in-chief
(mmatorcheditor@gmail.com)

STAFF COLUMNISTS:

Shawn Ennis - Jason Amadi
Frank Hyden - Rich Hansen
Chris Park - Matt Pelkey


Interested in joining MMATorch's writing team? Send idea for a theme to your column (for Specialist section) or area of interest (i.e. TV Reporter) along with a sample of writing to mmatorch@gmail.com.

MORE MMA SITES
CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCAST IPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPWINDOWS APPRSS
THE TORCH: #1 IN COMBAT ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE | © 1999-2013 TDH Communications Inc. • All rights reserved -- PRIVACY POLICY