UFC star Chael Sonnen nearly got a crack at light heavyweight champion Jon Jones earlier this month when “Bones” was left without an opponent, giving Sonnen an opportunity to step up and fill in on short notice. However, Jones turned the tilt down in favor of a fight a few weeks later and ended up with Vitor Belfort as an in-ring adversary.
As might be expected, Sonnen hasn’t forgotten the slight and is still determined to duke it out at some point with the 25-year old title-holder.
“I am better than Jon Jones and sound better than Sean Combs. You can dodge me now (Jon), but sooner or later you and me are going to be the last two to get off the bus,” said Sonnen on Fuel TV during post-event coverage for UFC on Fuel 5.
Though Sonnen is currently scheduled to face Forrest Griffin in December, he labeled the bout as only being “alleged” even though he has already signed the contract. Sonnen’s latest comments could have come as the result of both Jones and UFC President Dana White recently showing openness to the idea of a match-up materializing. Adding to the likelihood of the fight, top contenders Dan Henderson-Lyoto Machida have been linked to a meeting in the immediate future rather than either fighting for Jones’ title.
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