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.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Chael Sonnen’s UFC 201 Main Event Breakdown: Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley

  • 28 days ago
  • 61 views

Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen weighs in on the UFC 201 main event welterweight championship bout between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley. read news >>

Chael Sonnen Rails on Association of Boxing Commissions’ Rules Changes (Video)

  • 19 days ago
  • 37 views

Chael Sonnen isn't cheering the ABC's recent MMA rules changes, particularly when it comes to the rule about what constitutes a downed fighter. read news >>

Jon Jones Takes Plea Deal in Drag Racing Case

  • 15 days ago
  • 37 views

Jon Jones, already on probation for a felony hit-and-run case, accepted a plea deal in Albuquerque Metropolitan Court on Thursday. read news >>

Jon Jones Teases Quick Return from USADA Suspension in Instagram Post

  • 11 days ago
  • 23 views

Jon Jones has had a rough 12 months, but the former UFC light heavyweight champ feels like things are starting to turn around. That seems to be the case, at least, as Jones indicated he may be back i read news >>

Jon Jones Says He’ll Be Back in the Octagon ‘Really Soon’

  • 11 days ago
  • 24 views

UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounds as if he's come into some good news regarding his UFC Anti-Doping Policy case. read news >>

Dana White Says it Looks Like Jon Jones Took ‘Something Else,’ Could Be Good News

  • 10 days ago
  • 107 views

Dana White on Tuesday appeared to back Jon Jones' recent statement that he could be back really soon. read news >>

Anthony Johnson Video: Stop Talking About Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, I Have to Fight Glover

  • 9 days ago
  • 11 views

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson has a big fight in front of him in the form of Glover Teixeira at UFC 202 on Aug. 20. If it's all the same with you, he'd really like it if everyone would quit asking him abo read news >>

Glover Teixeira Focused on Anthony Johnson, Doesn’t Really Care About Jon Jones (UFC 202 Video)

  • 9 days ago
  • 6 views

Glover Teixeira could be lined up for a title fight is he gets past Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at UFC 202 on Aug. 20, but all everyone wants to talk about is Jon Jones. read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 202

  • 5 days ago
  • 145 views

In a light heavyweight landscape without Jon Jones, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is the clear-cut No. 1 contender to Daniel Cormier's throne. That's the statement Johnson went about proving in the co-mai read news >>

Daniel Cormier Calls out Rumble Johnson After UFC 202 Win, Dismisses Jon Jones

  • 5 days ago
  • 16 views

Following Anthony Johnson's 13-second knockout of Glover Teixeira at UFC 202, Johnson immediately called for a rematch against champion Daniel Cormier, who was in the audience. Cormier took to Twitte read news >>