Jon Jones Asked Dana White To Have Chael Sonnen Stop Calling Him Out

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Shawn91111
8/29/12 8:06:10PM
In light of the recent mess that was the cancelation of UFC 151, we still have yet to see the end of the aftermath. Not too many people came out of this looking great, except maybe Chael Sonnen, the unlikely "hero" in this story. Some people have come out of this cast in very deprecatory ways, few more than UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. In a recent article from The Wrestling Observer (Subscription required), there's yet another piece of information that will add fuel to the Jon Jones fire:

Jones was very upset after Chael began calling him out and mocking him on Twitter, going as far as to contact White and ask him to tell Chael to stop

Even if you're an avid Jones supporter, it's hard to cast this in a positive light. Sure, it may not always be fun to be the butt of ten thousand Chael Sonnen jokes, but that's not something you can just ask Dana White to stop. It just seems childish for a professional athlete to respond so oddly to a little bit of heat from a possible competitor.

Also from the article, we see more of Jones, as his recent appearance on a radio show is analyzed, and what Jon said makes him look like a hypocrite:


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Shawn91111
8/29/12 8:08:25PM


Wow, just wow
Budgellism
8/29/12 8:20:17PM
My god, does this guy even want fans or sponsors? This makes him look like a child.
KingCmb
8/29/12 8:22:31PM
Oh what he needs a few more days.notice to deal woth cheals trash talk ...pathetic
george112
8/29/12 8:28:52PM
shaneTpain
8/29/12 8:30:26PM
Dana !! Tell Chael to stop pickin on me!
SmileR
8/29/12 8:33:20PM
Wow. . . If this is true Nike are going to be heartbroken. Chael is going t have a field day and the UFC might have its most pathetic champion ever.
infestructure
8/29/12 8:42:30PM
Jon Jones will lose his mojo after this. Belfort will KO him, Machida will KO him next, then he goes up to HW, where Cain ragdolls him into retirement.
jlock003
8/29/12 8:47:47PM
Can't see daddy Dana doing Jones any favors right now.
Shawn91111
8/29/12 8:48:41PM
Not a good thing when your PR man quits last week
MALICE
8/29/12 8:58:49PM
Wow, just a never ending parade of Jones blunders. The question is, has Jones always been this ridiculous, or was the DUI just the beginning of Jones' downfall?
Shawn91111
8/29/12 9:01:35PM

Posted by MALICE

Wow, just a never ending parade of Jones blunders. The question is, has Jones always been this ridiculous, or was the DUI just the beginning of Jones' downfall?



Well Rashad did call him mentally weak
frizzzlecake
8/29/12 9:03:20PM
If I were Dana I would say, you had you chance yourself to have him stop calling you out and you blew it. Now lay in the bed you made...Just add fucking between every third and fourth word.
Shawn91111
8/29/12 9:03:24PM
bootyclause
8/29/12 9:06:48PM
Chael is not a top 10 LHW and has no claim to a title shot whatsoever. If they put him in the general mix he will not beat any of the top guys. Almost a zero chance he beats a bigger wrestler like Rashad or Davis....or a Machida. At best maybe he leg humps Rampage, Forrest or Shogun to a 29-28 snoozer. WWE antics only go so far, he deserves nothing. If I was Jones I would not take that fight either.

Vitor did not deserve the fight either but is a good person and makes it a totally different scenario. Its a case where Chael's talking had the opposite effect of what he wanted.


Jon Jones has no duty at all to take any fight on 1 week notice. He's arguably the best fighter ever already. You would never see Manny Pacquio or Mayweather even asked to take a fight against some guy outside the top 10 in their weight class on a week's notice.

Dana claims to not like WWE style nonsense but makes his whole org all about crap like this. Shameful. I used to defend Dana a lot on the forums but he is really a despicable person.
Cooler
8/29/12 9:08:41PM
Haha Jon, cmon, you should've told Chael that with your fists in the cage...buttttttt you ducked him... so... cry us a river bud
bootyclause
8/29/12 9:13:41PM
Also, all these fans that are overwhelmingly anti-Jones - what exactly is your justification for thinking Chael even has the right to call out champions in other weight classes when he has done nothing to prove he deserves it at all?

I just find the state of the sport so sad when a guy like gustaffson has to pay his dues and now has to throw down with Shogun or Texeira finally gets into the US and is lined up with Rampage while a guy like Chael just does a corny WWE shtick and has the president of the company demanding one of his best fighters to give him a title shot on a week's notice.

Dana helped grow the sport....now he is badly damaging it.
bootyclause
8/29/12 9:15:22PM
and one other thing, let's not pretend like the 95% white middle American fan base doesn't have a little bit of bias in all this.

Jones did nothing wrong, this is crap.
FastKnockout
8/29/12 9:17:28PM

Posted by bootyclause

and one other thing, let's not pretend like the 95% white middle American fan base doesn't have a little bit of bias in all this.

Jones did nothing wrong, this is crap.



You can't be serious.
MALICE
8/29/12 9:21:46PM

Posted by bootyclause

and one other thing, let's not pretend like the 95% white middle American fan base doesn't have a little bit of bias in all this.

Jones did nothing wrong, this is crap.



You lost all credibility with this post.
kopower
8/29/12 9:27:03PM
I don't think this has anything to do with race. Many people were pissed that Jones didn't take the fight short notice. People also have a problem with Jon's arrogance. I personally am not one of them. I backed Jones for not taking the fight, and I have always liked him. I agree that Chael doesn't deserve a crack at Jones, and the only way it might happen soon, is if he calls him out, and does his name calling. I'm sure Jon understands this.

Now, I do enjoy Chael's antics, and although there is a touch of WWE, I don't mind. Jones needs to grow up here. I have backed him through most of his career, dui included. It just sounds childish to ask Dana to put a muzzle on Sonnen.
Cooler
8/29/12 9:33:20PM

Posted by bootyclause

and one other thing, let's not pretend like the 95% white middle American fan base doesn't have a little bit of bias in all this.

Jones did nothing wrong, this is crap.



The two main African American guys on youtube that do MMA predictions (BetMMA and entertheareanus) all called Jones a ducking 'so and so'.
Shawn91111
8/29/12 9:40:00PM

Posted by bootyclause

Also, all these fans that are overwhelmingly anti-Jones - what exactly is your justification for thinking Chael even has the right to call out champions in other weight classes when he has done nothing to prove he deserves it at all?

I just find the state of the sport so sad when a guy like gustaffson has to pay his dues and now has to throw down with Shogun or Texeira finally gets into the US and is lined up with Rampage while a guy like Chael just does a corny WWE shtick and has the president of the company demanding one of his best fighters to give him a title shot on a week's notice.

Dana helped grow the sport....now he is badly damaging it.



You do realize that its a business right? You do realize they need to sell seats and ppv buys right?

What right does Chael have? He has that right under the freedom of speech, just like any other fighter in the UFC.
meier
8/29/12 9:44:45PM
Well this is fact... jones will fight belfort...as for the jj fans and chael calling out jones...get over it. we all know that eddie sanchez deserved this fight more than anybody(thats the real travesty here)
MALICE
8/29/12 9:52:22PM

Posted by bootyclause

and one other thing, let's not pretend like the 95% white middle American fan base doesn't have a little bit of bias in all this.

Jones did nothing wrong, this is crap.



Jones had a choice. He made his choice. The choice he made was not wrong, but it was widely unpopular and rejected by the public. Jones' choice was partially responsible for the cancellation of an entire event. Add that to all of his recent comments and actions and it is only logical to question his character.
thevoodooninja
8/29/12 10:22:09PM
i have a feeling bootyclause is JJ in disguise.
backalley101
8/29/12 10:22:58PM

Posted by bootyclause

and one other thing, let's not pretend like the 95% white middle American fan base doesn't have a little bit of bias in all this.

Jones did nothing wrong, this is crap.

WOW Really the race card
DancingDoll
8/29/12 10:45:26PM
Just curious who the source is on this magazine article. Like who told the magazine that Jones was crying to Dana and asking him to tell Chael to stop? Was it Dana? If so, then damn... talk about being thrown under the bus. Dana is driving that bus and backing over him a few times for good measure.

If there's no legit source, I think it has to be taken with a grain of salt. It sounds like a tabloid headline for USWeekly or something that feeds into the anti-Jones timing and fuels the Jones vs. Sonnen war. And no, I'm not defending Jones. If he said it, it's lame and embarrassing. It also continues to feed public desire to see that fight.
Adam_Buru
8/29/12 10:46:40PM

Posted by bootyclause

Chael is not a top 10 LHW and has no claim to a title shot whatsoever. If they put him in the general mix he will not beat any of the top guys. Almost a zero chance he beats a bigger wrestler like Rashad or Davis....or a Machida. At best maybe he leg humps Rampage, Forrest or Shogun to a 29-28 snoozer. WWE antics only go so far, he deserves nothing. If I was Jones I would not take that fight either.

Vitor did not deserve the fight either but is a good person and makes it a totally different scenario. Its a case where Chael's talking had the opposite effect of what he wanted.


Jon Jones has no duty at all to take any fight on 1 week notice. He's arguably the best fighter ever already. You would never see Manny Pacquio or Mayweather even asked to take a fight against some guy outside the top 10 in their weight class on a week's notice.

Dana claims to not like WWE style nonsense but makes his whole org all about crap like this. Shameful. I used to defend Dana a lot on the forums but he is really a despicable person.



Whoa!!!!!! Jones actually has a fan left???? What's the world coming to??
Gogoplatapus
8/29/12 11:55:58PM

Posted by bootyclause

and one other thing, let's not pretend like the 95% white middle American fan base doesn't have a little bit of bias in all this.

Jones did nothing wrong, this is crap.




Jones has done plenty wrong.


Posted by MALICE

Wow, just a never ending parade of Jones blunders. The question is, has Jones always been this ridiculous, or was the DUI just the beginning of Jones' downfall?



I guess to be fair, we shouldn't call it the beginning of his downfall because in the cage, he's flawless. But I get where you're headed.

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