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    'TUF 17' coach Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen doesn't deserve UFC title fight

    So why did UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) agree to coach opposite Sonnen on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" and ultimately face him in the octagon?

    "Bones" said it was an easy choice. This is his chance to silence the trashtalking master by beating him down in a cage.

    "Chael definitely doesn't deserve to fight me, and everybody sees that," Jones told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com). "As long as people see that at the end of the day, I'm happy with that. But at the same time, a lot of people have said, 'Why not be the guy to shut him up once and for all? Why not be the guy to make his words very irrelevant once and for all – put a stamp on what Anderson did to him.' That's what I'm going to try to do."

    Sonnen, of course, has in recent years established himself as one of the sport's biggest superstars by not only beating the likes of Michael Bisping, Nate Marquardt, Yushin Okami and Brian Stann but also serving up some of the most memorable trashtalk in MMA history. For the past few years, Silva had been Sonnen's primary target, but after falling short in a July rematch with "The Spider," the self-described "gangster from West Linn, Oregon" turned his attention to Jones.

    Sonnen often refers to the champ as "Little J.J." and frequently offers wisecracks related to Jones' May arrest on a misdemeanor DWI charge. Of course, Sonnen was willing to back up the talk when he accepted a proposed UFC 151 with Jones that the champ ultimately turned down, resulting in the cancellation of the event.

    In typical Sonnen fashion, he responded by offering up "The Jon Jones" at his Oregon restaurant Mean Street Pizza. "Loaded with chicken and full of cheese," the menu read. "Comes with a six-pack of beer."

    Jones has endured previous run-ins with the likes of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans, and he admits their verbal barbs often affected him personally. This time around, however, he insists Sonnen's quips are more entertaining than hurtful.

    "Earlier in my career, I would have taken things a lot more to heart, I think," Jones said. "But I've faced so much adversity in such a short amount of time, it's just really making the game so easy. I'm facing all the drama, all the controversy, I'm facing it at such an early stage, there's going to be nothing left for me sooner or later."

    Still, if Sonnen's barbs didn't bother Jones, then why take the fight? After all, Jones has defeated former UFC champions in each of his past five appearances, so facing a middleweight coming off of a loss hardly seems necessary.

    Jones said it was the challenge of taking on the sport's most-revered trashtalker and doing so in the pressure cooker that is "The Ultimate Fighter."

    "I'm doing what most people wouldn't dare to do: face this guy's main gift while being around him all day, every day for six weeks," Jones said. "Most people can't stand to have Chael be interviewed about them. Most people want Chael on their side. Chael can be intimidating when it comes to insults and selling a fight. But I'm doing what most people would think I'm crazy to do. I'm going to be around you all day, every day. Let's hear what you got.

    "I'm a winner. I believe I'm a winner. When you're a winner, why should you be afraid of anybody's gift? He's got the gift of gab. So what? I believe me just simply being myself will prevail. I'll out-do any tactics or insult that Chael has for me, and at the end of the day, I think I'll win because I'm confident in being a good person."
    'TUF 17' coach Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen doesn't deserve UFC title fight | MMAjunkie.com

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    He's just trying to agree with the majority, hoping to win some fans back. He's just beating a dead horse here anyway, its all going down regardless unless an injury hampers the fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1inthechamber View Post
    He's just trying to agree with the majority, hoping to win some fans back. He's just beating a dead horse here anyway, its all going down regardless unless an injury hampers the fight.
    Thanks for laying out the jinx man.

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    This interview just proved Jones will lose the trash talking part. The best he'll be able to do is pretend it doesn't bother him. Stick to what your good at JJ cause your trash talking compares to G Gorgels striking.

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    Duh...now how about you fight the #1 contender at the weight class instead of middleweights. I was all for Bones fighting Sonnen to save a PPV, but after it got scrapped I have no idea why he fought Belfort. I mean they coulda waited a card or two to give a lhw proper time to prepare. Even if the Belfort fight can be justified, this Sonnen fight makes no sense, and this is coming from a Sonnen fan.

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    Wow.
    First Dana says that fighters do not want short notice fights because they are afraid that they will lose. Now Jones says that Chael does not deserve the title shot.

    A lot of shocking news lately!!!!!
    Not only brazilians can do this stuff


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    I'd ask Jones, if Sonnen didn't deserve the title shot against you, why did you agree to give him a title shot?

    Publicly stating that Chael didn't deserve his shot by trash talking and hyping himself into a match at a weight class that he previously failed at would have been ANOTHER way to shut Chael up and make him irrelevant.

    Lets not make any excuses here. This matchup was agreed upon purely because Of the financial benefit for All parties, Jones included. All parties put integrity of the sport aside so they can make a buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thamob View Post
    Thanks for laying out the jinx man.
    Your welcome lol.

    I don't wish bad on anybody but if something should happen. Hendo stepping in for Sonnen would be a blessing.

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    I don't see Hendo being able to do what Sonnen will to Jones. Just because I don't think Hendo will come close to landing his big shot.

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    Lol...just lol.

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