Chael Sonnen: “You’ll be seeing me fight Jon Jones on September 22nd.”

Former UFC middleweight title contender, Chael Sonnen still expects to face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 152 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 22nd, as Vitor Belfort has pulled out of so many fight is the past.

Sonnen, speaking via ESPN Radio, said:

“I’ve got an agreement to fight a gentleman named Forrest Griffin on Dec. 29, but I don’t know. Jon Jones has a date on Sept. 22 and right now he’s fighting Vitor Belfort. Vitor never shows up, Vitor has pulled out of way more fights than he has ever shown up for, so if I had to guess, you’ll be seeing me fight Jon Jones on Sept. 22.”

“I hear what their side said and it was just mindboggling for me because it has never happened. He was within his rights to do it. Let’s not forget Jones had an agreement and he was ready to honor his side of the agreement, but the agreement changed. The new deal he was presented with he didn’t agree to. That was still a surprise though. That’s just simply never happened, especially when you’re the champion. This whole short notice routine, that doesn’t apply to a guy that is coming off a 10-week training camp. The short notice routine is for the guy that was sitting at home or had no idea there was a fight coming up.”

“It didn’t make sense. Nothing added up that he pulled out. I don’t know. He doesn’t need to be scared of anybody. If I was to tell Jon Jones something, I would tell him I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. Good news Jon, the first punch that I throw at you might not land. The bad news is there are going to be five more coming right after it.”

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