Chael Sonnen Currently Competing Without a Contract in Place

UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen is about a week away from a crack at dethroning champion Jon Jones. However, when he locks horns with Jones at UFC 159 he’ll do so without a guarantee of payment.

Though Sonnen certainly expects his employers to live up to their word, he recently revealed he isn’t officially inked to a UFC deal but also isn’t concerned about the possibility of being shorted come showtime.

Sonnen was a guest on The Steve Austin Show where he explained, “They never had a contract with me, they said what they would do and they did. My UFC contract expired about four months ago, I don’t know if they just haven’t realized it because they’re so busy, or if they just know they don’t need one with me.”

“But, I got a world title fight coming up, we’ve got a sold out venue — I don’t have a piece of paper with my name on it or Jon Jones’ or anything else, but I don’t need one either,” he concluded.

SOURCE: The Steven Austin Show
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