Jon Jones interested in a potential fight with Chael Sonnen

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Shawn91111
10/11/12 10:51:24PM
Perhaps we'll get that Jon Jones-Chael Sonnen fight after all.

As any mixed martial arts fan who hasn't been living under a rock the past few months could tell you, Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, refused Sonnen as a short-notice replacement opponent at UFC 151 after his scheduled challenger, Dan Henderson, dropped out due to a knee injury.

In the aftermath of Jones' decision, UFC president Dana White pulled the plug on the Sept. 1 event, the first fight-card cancelation in Zuffa history.

But on Thursday night, Jones sent out a hint on Twitter that he's coming around on the notion of fighting the mouthy former middleweight.

"The more I realize how bad the fans want me to fight Sonnen the more I am beginning to disregard whether he deserves it or not," Jones tweeted out to his nearly 483,000 followers.


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Shawn91111
10/11/12 10:52:34PM
UFC probably sent Jon Jones the PPV figures from UFC 152. He looked at them and said fuck that. I'm fighting Chael. Just business.
tcunningham
10/11/12 11:46:51PM
maybe he has realized that he needs to fight whoever the fans and ufc want him to fight. i would love to see him fight sonnen. the prefight hilarity would be classic.
bjj1605
10/11/12 11:53:51PM


A little late.
kingsmasher
10/12/12 12:07:37AM
Man this fight would not be close...I would rather see a fight not a beatdown....

First of all Chael has no area he beats Jones...And he loses in reach...its just a pay per view thing...I knew it wouldnt be long before the freak show fights would happen and the characters start coming out like WWE...

When guys have a real dislike its cool they fight but with Chael its just a joke and then when he gets beat down he will come and want to hug it out....
Chael_Sonnen
10/12/12 12:29:47AM
Jonesy-Bonesy-Schmozy ain't ready to fight a hardened criminal / GANGSTER......

Hey Jon, while you continue to dodge me, go out and buy my new game with your Old English beer bottles and see if you can make it to level 2

And another thing.....You don't GIVE. I TAKE. Remembah that, Bonesie-Boy.

I stole before (allegedly) and I'll STEAL your youth....forget Medium Rare....you can make it WELL-DONE
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jae_1833
10/12/12 2:02:59AM
One more mismatch involving Jones Silva or GSP and I swear I am going to puke!
Poor_Franklin
10/12/12 5:05:48AM
HERE IT COMES!
aussiemma
10/12/12 6:02:26AM
i honestly cannot get excited by any contender at lhw right now who comes up against jones. There seems to be plenty of guys waiting for gsp and anderson but there is no one clear at lhw who poses a threat right now.
fullerene
10/12/12 8:09:06AM
Sounds like his agent is now handling his twitter account.
Bubbles
10/12/12 8:26:06AM

Posted by bjj1605



A little late.


this
airkerma
10/12/12 9:32:40AM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by bjj1605



A little late.


this


ghandikush
10/12/12 10:56:12AM
I would want a free win for a huge payday too...
Dberntson
10/12/12 11:58:22AM
I still want to see Hendo get his chance at Bones for Jones' next fight. The timing should be right and there is still unfinished business for both. With Hendo's age we wont have the honor to see him fight too much longer. I wont be happy with any other opponent for Jones' next opponent.
airkerma
10/12/12 1:06:14PM

Posted by Dberntson

I still want to see Hendo get his chance at Bones for Jones' next fight. The timing should be right and there is still unfinished business for both. With Hendo's age we wont have the honor to see him fight too much longer. I wont be happy with any other opponent for Jones' next opponent.


You may soon become unhappy, as the winner could very well be Machida in Chida vs Hendo.
telnights
10/12/12 1:20:07PM
I didn't agree with the Vitor fight and really don't agree with Sonnen fight. At least Vitor had history of being the LHW champ and fighting top 10 LHWs. Sonnen fights at MW because he wasn't a very good LHW. He hasn't beat one person I would ever call a top 10 LHW. Giving Sonnen a LHW title shot shows fighters that talking pro wrestling style trash talk will get you a shot at the belt. I know fans want to see the fight but is it for the trash talk or because you really think it would be a competitive fight. Now if you gave Sonnen a fight with one of the top 10 LHW and he won then sure give him a title shot. But to be honest out of all the top 10 LHW I'm not sure I would pick him over any of them.
40ouncetofreedom
10/12/12 2:09:51PM
Yeah...............I'm down for some undeserved title shots,Maybe if i call out Bones on twitter i can get a shot too.
prophecy033
10/12/12 2:51:11PM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by bjj1605



A little late.


this



so do I
Dberntson
10/12/12 2:53:20PM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by Dberntson

I still want to see Hendo get his chance at Bones for Jones' next fight. The timing should be right and there is still unfinished business for both. With Hendo's age we wont have the honor to see him fight too much longer. I wont be happy with any other opponent for Jones' next opponent.


You may soon become unhappy, as the winner could very well be Machida in Chida vs Hendo.



Yeah, I know, but I am hoping that fight doesnt happen until after Hendo takes Jones Belt. But if they do fight, I'll pick Hendo over Machida.
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