After a very crazy day the dust seems to have settled. To recap UFC 151 was cancelled, Chael Sonnen offered to fight Jones who turned it down, Jones would now face Machida at UFC 152, and then we heard the UFC was going to be having more announcements around 8 PM.
That turned to 1 AM and were there ever some announcements. Jones was no longer fighting Lyoto Machida and would now face Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 and Anderson Silva had actually offered to fight on eight days notice at light heavyweight against an unnamed opponent, however, the UFC decided it was too late.
While everything is settled and many of the other fighters on the UFC 151 card are now being added to different cards there are two fighters now scratching their heads.
Alan Belcher went from fighting Vitor Belfort to having no opponent. A scheduled fight with Chris Weidman, who likes as if he won’t be earning a title shot yet, would make sense, but there’s currently no announcement.
Lyoto Machida could wait in the wings and fight Jones if he gets though Belfort at UFC 152. The UFC could also give him Hendo when he’s healed or a fight with Chael Sonnen all are very intriguing fights.