Chael Sonnen trolled all of America. He had us all fooled. During this season of The Ultimate Fighter, Sonnen has been nothing but nice to Jon “Bones” Jones on the show, but that all has ceased. Sonnen who is a host on Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight,” fired his first negative salvo at Jones a month out from their UFC 159 matchup. Sonnen who according to the New York Post was trying to warn Jones that fighting him would be dangerous, told Jones, who was arrested for DWI last year, to “go get in your car and hit another tree.” “Do whatever you have to do to stay away Jon – you don’t want to fight me,” said Sonnen. Sonnen who spent all of last summer calling Jones scared and a spoiled brat, explained tonight how he earned his shot against Jones.
“I got a call one day from Dana [White],” Sonnen said. “He said, ‘Chael I’m putting you to work. You see, I over paid for this light-heavy who I now realize is a jerk. He’s been winning fights not with brains nor with brawn, and his matches and his one-arm cartwheels are making the whole crowd yawn. I mean nobody is coming to see him, in living rooms or in bars. Why don’t you send this guy to Cirque du Soleil or Dancing With The Stars?’ “He handed me his wallet, his ATM card, his PIN number too. He said, ‘Chael, whatever is in the account, take it. It’s all for you.’ I thought for a moment and I said, ‘I tell you what uncle D, for you and the fans, this one’s on me.’ So I went and did some homework and got some tape of his fights. I suggest you all give it a try if you’re ever having problems sleeping at night. They tell me he’s good but I know that can’t be true. I saw him get armbared by Vitor [Belfort] and he’s 52. He’s so boring, he made Machida fall asleep. The snooze fest he had with Rashad [Evans] or beating up on [Stephan] Bonnar — who’s older than God. Look here’s the truth, believe me it is. Don’t even mention Ryan Bader, he lost a fight to Tito Ortiz!”
Chael Sonnen can definitely sell a fight, we’ll see if he pays for the DWI jokes.