Blame it on Jones...lol
It's his fault again.
- Dana White, on Sonnen getting a title shot, august 21st 2012
Dana said that the fight made no sense, but on this short notice and the weight-cut others can't make, it was the best option after Machida. He said, that he thought the fans would have liked to see the fight (under these circumstances
) and thought Chael would have convinced everybody (not really) that he would win. (-> Chael could have created hype immediately)
I'm sure he would have explained more and certainly knows that Chael doesn't deserve a shot at Jones right now.
It not only sucks for the other fighters, but also for all the fans who have plain tickes and hotel rooms.