Chael Sonnen: Fighters on Team Jon Jones Will Learn How to Be Selfish Entitled Brats


Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 press conferenceIt didn’t take long for new Ultimate Fighter coach Chael Sonnen to begin throwing a few verbal jabs at new opponent Jon Jones.

Just hours after the UFC announced the Sonnen would be coaching opposite Jones on the next installment of The Ultimate Fighter, the self-professed “American Gangster” was already on the airwaves at UFC Tonight stirring the pot.

While one of his strongest attributes may be the gift of gab, Sonnen is also a very experienced coach and he promises to teach his team of competitors as best he can, and the other half of the fighters, well, they may be in for a different experience under coach Jon Jones.

“Listen, here is what you need to know. This show has some tremendous young talent on it. I will be taking 50 percent of that talent and teaching them how to fight,” said Sonnen.

“The other half is going to be taught how to be selfish, entitled brats like Jones. The good news is that when it is all over, I’m sure Coach Jones will throw a hell of an after-party.”

Sonnen hasn’t backed down from taking jabs at Jones’ personal life, continuously poking and prodding at the champion after his DWI arrest earlier this year. It’s not likely to let up as Sonnen gets ready to sit side by side with Jones for six-weeks starting Oct. 29 when filming starts.

As far as the fight, Sonnen will face Jones in April with the UFC light heavyweight title on the line. The odds seem all on Jones’ side as he’s been the dominant champion since winning the UFC title in 2011, but Sonnen isn’t backing down from challenging the 205-pound king as they head into their reality show coaching gig.

“Here’s the bottom line, he should not have been pressured into this. I did everything I could to warn this guy. I told him, ‘Hey, I’m coming to the division,’ and he should have packed up and left it. He talked about going to heavyweight and he should have done it because now he’s waited too long and the man has arrived,” said Sonnen.

Jones will have his first chance to respond to Sonnen on Wednesday during a media conference call set to go down at 4 p.m. ET. MMAWeekly.com will have constant updates on Twitter as well as posting the full audio from the call when it ends.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com as the situation between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen develops.

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