Sonnen disses Jon Jones, the champ blasts him on TwitterPosted on August 15, 2012, 04:16 PM by Mike Searson
Chael Sonnen has spent less than 24-hours as a light heavyweight contender and he has remained true to form, by picking a fight with the division's champion, Jon Jones.
During his appearance on on Tuesday evening's UFC Tonight, Sonnen talked about moving up to 205lbs for a fight with Forrest Griffin, but he also managed to took a pot shot at reigning Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, as we reported earlier: “Sure I could go up to 205 and I could take Jon Jones’ belt away, the same as I could take his candy on Halloween. He’s a little punk kid. I could snatch it away all I want, but there’s something to be said in sportsmanship for earning your shot, and on the 29th of December, I’m going to go through Forrest to do it.”
Jones took to Twitter today to go off on Sonnen with a barrage of tweets:
@sonnench the things you say about me hold absolutely no weight, you disrespected Anderson and his country but fought like a child.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 15, 2012
@sonnench If you're going to disrespect me out of nowhere, at least disrespect me to my face like a man.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 15, 2012
Sonnen wasted no time with a comeback:
Advice to @jonnybones. Take some of that Nike money, hire new writers.— chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 15, 2012
Jones fired back:
@sonnench lol dude, you're not worth my time.. Earn a title shot instead of trying to talk your way into one and I'll be glad to hurt you— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 15, 2012
However, Sonnen always has time for a well-placed zinger in the end:
Boardingplane to Oregon now, home of your corporate wage masters. Next time you are in town, knock on my door. Don't drive. @jonnybones— chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 15, 2012
” While many fans found this uncharecteristic of Jones, the champ insists that he is not playing into Sonnen's hands:
For everyone who thinks I'm "falling into chaels game" I know exactly what I'm doing.. #AreYouNotEntertained— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 15, 2012
Jones faces one of Sonnen’s closest friends, Dan Henderson, at UFC 151 on September 1, 2012. Sonnen's first fight in the 205 division will take place on December 29. Depending how far Sonnen makes it through the Light Heavyweight division to be considered to face Jones could make for an entertaining UFC event outside the Octagon for 2013.