Sonnen puts Jones on notice, says he should have gone to Heavyweight when he had the chancePosted on October 17, 2012, 12:55 PM by Mike Drahota
Speaking on FuelTV's "UFC Tonight" last night, Light Heavyweight challenger and TUF coach-to-be Chael Sonnen has already begun his next round of epic smack talk, this time focused on UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The announcement of their fight has come as quite a surprise to many fans and pundits of MMA, who were shocked that Sonnen was even offered the title bout. After all, he has spent over seven years away from the division and sufferedd a brutal knockout loss in his most recent bout. To the question of how he got the bout, he replied quickly:
"Well, probably by elimination. I got nobody out there that's willing to fight me, and Jon-Jon the Leprechaun's got my belt I'm coming to take. There wasn't a whole lot of math you had to put into it."
So let the hype train begin. Sonnen, by now, has to be liked and disliked more for his eloquent trash-talking skills rather than his sizable fighting skills. Still, he has opened as a massive underdog and most believe he will lose to Jones handily. Sonnen would never let you believe this, and continued on:
"Jon was thinking about going to Heavyweight, and he should have. The bottom line is, he waited too long, and the man has arrived."
Check out the interview here: