It hasn't yet been two months since Chael Sonnen last was the center of the MMA world's attention.
His middleweight title fight against Anderson Silva did the UFC's best pay-per-view numbers of 2012 so far. On Thursday, he nearly found himself back in a title fight with his latest verbal sparring partner, Jon Jones.
The fight didn't materialize, keeping Sonnen from what certainly could have been a big saves-the-day paycheck. But according to Sonnen's manager, Mike Roberts of MMA Inc.,