Chael Sonnen Discusses How Jon Jones Match, TUF Gig Came About

Chael Sonnen has done it again.

Despite having zero fights on record in the UFC at light heavyweight, Sonnen will meet the UFC 205-pound champion in 2013.

Sonnen and Jon Jones were announced as coaches for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will meet in April at a yet-to-be-announced pay-per-view in the main event.

As he typically does, Sonnen appeared on UFC Tonight and discussed Jones and how the match came about.

Well, probably by elimination. I’ve got no one else willing to fight me. And little Jon Jon, the little leprechaun, has my belt I’m coming to take.

Sonnen (27-12-1) was last in action at middleweight, falling to rival Anderson Silva. The loss was the second to Silva, and dropped Sonnen to 2-2 in his last four.

The out-spoken Sonnen, however, agreed to face Jones last month on short notice – a bout “Bones” turned down. That caught the attention of everyone, and Sonnen continued to pester Jones.

Here is what you need to know: This show (TUF) has some tremendous young talent on it. I will be taking 50-percent of that talent and teaching them how to fight. The other half is going to be taught how to be selfish, entitled brats like Jones. The good news is that when it is all over, I’m sure coach Jones will throw a hell of an after party.

Jones recently submitted Vitor Belfort for his fourth successful title defense. He would tie the UFC record for title defenses in the division with a win over Sonnen. Tito Ortiz currently holds that mark.

  • aguythatknowsverylittle

    chael fought babalu at UFC 55

    • Dana Becker

      Thanks! I had no idea about that, as I thought this was his UFC light heavyweight debut. Thanks for pointing that out! Appreciate it.

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