Jon Jones: “Talking trash does nothing for the fight”

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was on UFC Tonight this evening to promote his upcoming title defense against Chael Sonnen UFC 159: Jones Vs Sonnen. Sonnen has been taking every opportunity he can to take shots at Jones in the media, but Jones has been silent since the taping of The Ultimate Fighter concluded. Even at the finale Jones wouldn’t even look at Sonnen durring their side by side interview, and ‘Bones’ finally told us why.

HIs response to Sonnen’s taunts:

“I don’t really have too much of a response. Chael’s doing what he does best. He’s promoting a fight and I’m going to let him do it….I realize through experience that talking trash does nothing for the fight.”

On Sonnen:

“People know that Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career and that’s probably why his testosterone is low now. I don’t think that is the heart or the attitude of a champion, so that’s what I meant when I said he lacks champion’s soul.”

On what he is concerned with going into the fight:

“I’m really not concerned with too many of Chael’s gifts. Chael is an awesome fighter, he has pretty good boxing, he loves wrestling and he’s been really successful with his wrestling. He has really good ground-and-pound. I’ve just familiarized myself with the whole thing and I’m really comfortable with what I’m getting ready to face. I wouldn’t say any of it really concerns me. I’m just ready to go out there, react, be instinctual, do my best and try to do what I do.”

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