Jon Jones Intrigued By TUF Coaching Gig, Just Not Vs. Daniel Cormier

You have to wonder what FX officials would say if the UFC offered them Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter? The likely response would be a resounding, “Yes,” and maybe that will happen in the future.

One coaching rivalry that will not be discussed, though, is Jones vs. Daniel Cormier.

“Bones,” the UFC’s current light heavyweight champion, recently told ESPN that he had no interest in coaching opposite Cormier on the show.

I’d be interested in a TUF season in the future, but it’d take the right opponent. As far as Daniel Cormier saying he wants to coach against me; he would want that, wouldn’t he? He’s relatively unknown. I want to do it when the fans are aware of both guys and when it’s spunky and when it raises a lot of viewers. I’m no here to raise his stock.

The prospect of placing Sonnen on a weekly show would likely generate a huge ratings improvement for TUF, which has seen its numbers fall since moving to Fridays on FX. Placing Jones on there as well would not hurt the ratings one bit.

With Jones currently no lined up to face anybody – and possibly looking at time off to heal his arm after defeating Vitor Belfort – and Sonnen meeting Forrest Griffin late in 2012, the time frame could work for these two to showcase their “coaching” abilities on TUF in early 2013.

  • someone

    Jones is pretty selfish but agreed don’t really want to see it.

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  • Aaron_johnson425

    More bullshit from this entitled little brat. This guy is so full of himself. He’s supposedly the best in the world, but he doesn’t want to fight anybody. They’re either no names, friends, or there’s no money in it for him. So who the fuck do you want to fight, Jonny boy? Who is good enough to share the octagon with such a warrior god like yourself?

    What if Shogun had turned down a short notice title fight with you because you were a nobody? After all, you were.

    Did you “deserve” a title shot after all of the scrubs you beat? No. You got the fight because the guys ahead of you were injured or unavailable to fight, and Shogun accepted the fight on short notice because he’s an old school warrior. Unlike you, a new school entitled prima donna.

    So shut the fuck up about who “deserves” what or who isn’t a big enough name. It makes you sound like the immature and spoiled brat that you are. Just fight. If somebody isn’t good enough to fight you, prove it in the octagon.

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