Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones UFCUFC President Dana White has said for the last couple of months that if the fans demanded to see Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen, he’d have to make it happen.

Well now the fans have even warmed UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to the idea of facing the self-professed ‘American Gangster’ from West Linn, Oregon.

When Jones was offered the idea of facing Sonnen at UFC 151 on short notice, he wanted no part of it. Between the 8 days notice and the fact that Sonnen hasn’t even competed in the UFC light heavyweight division in the last several years much less beat a top contender to earn a title show, Jones saw no upside in facing him in the Octagon.

Now as the fans continue to hound him about potentially facing Sonnen, Jones is warming up to the idea of fighting him to give everybody what they want.

“The more I realize how bad the fans want to see me fight Sonnen the more I am beginning to disregard whether he deserves it or not,” said Jones on Twitter.

Sonnen and Jones have interacted on Twitter before with the two fighters jabbing at each other through the social networking site, but now the reality of just how much fans want to see the two square off is making the champion rethink his original decision to not give him a shot at the title.

There is still some hesitation in Jones’ voice when talking about facing Sonnen, but what was once an absolute ‘no’ has become a ‘maybe’.

“A part of me wants to do it for the fans, the other part of me feels as if it delegitimizes the importance of (the) championship,” said Jones.

Sonnen is currently scheduled to face Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 in December, but if he can gets past that fight, a match-up with Jones could be awaiting him next.

Never one to be out done on Twitter, Sonnen fired back his own quip saying, “You don’t give, I take. Remember that ‘Bonesie-Boy”.

Is Jones vs. Sonnen the fight everyone would pay to see?

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