Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday shocked many people by naming UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as the next coaches for The Ultimate Fighter in the United States.

Not only that, but Sonnen, who has fought at light heavyweight in the past, has been competing primarily at middleweight for the past several years. He failed in his second and most recent bid to wrest the middleweight title from champion Anderson Silva in July. So many people were perplexed by Sonnen being granted a title shot following TUF 17.

Jones and Sonnen will battle for the belt at an undisclosed venue and location on April 27, 2013.

The idea behind the move is surely to try and bolster the TUF TV ratings, which have been steadily declined since making the move to FX early this year.

The idea has also upset a few people. Dan Henderson, who has been next in line for a shot at Jones prior to suffering an injury that derailed their UFC 151 bout, took to Twitter to express his dismay over the fight. Anthony Pettis and Donald Derrone also have to be somewhat disappointed since they were the odds-on favorites to coach TUF 17 prior to the shift in strategy to Jones and Sonnen.

So there are many questions lingering out on the fringe of the situation, and the UFC aims to address them during a quickly organized media call that includes Jones, Sonnen, and UFC president Dana White.

The call takes place Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

The live stream of the audio is provided courtesy of UFC.com.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Martin Bravo Finishes Claudio Puelles to Win TUF Latin America 3 (UFC Mexico City Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 19 views

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 lightweight tournament concluded on Saturday at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City with a second round finish. read news >>

Jon Jones Set to Meet Dan Henderson Grappling Headliner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 35 views

Jon Jones may be under a one-year suspension that won’t end until July of 2017, but he does have his next competition tentatively scheduled. read news >>

Jon Jones Stripped of UFC Title for a Second Time | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 16 views

In the wake of receiving a one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Jon Jones has been stripped of the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. read news >>

Ashley Yoder Carrying TUF Experience into Invicta FC Debut | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 9 views

Coming off her experience on The Ultimate Fighter 23, strawweight prospect Ashley Yoder feels like she was able to use her time on the show to her advantage. read news >>

Despite Suspension, Jon Jones Pleased to be Cleared of Cheating | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 59 views

Jon Jones issues statement after receiving the maximum allowable suspension for his anti-doping violation from USADA on Monday. read news >>

Jon Jones Suspended Following USADA Arbitration Hearing | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 8 views

Jon Jones won't be back in the Octagon any time soon after being issued a suspension following his recent U.S. Anti-Doping Agency arbitration hearing. read news >>

Catch a First Look at Chael Sonnen on 'The Celebrity Apprentice' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 59 views

Catch Chael Sonnen in this clip for all of .78 if a second. read news >>

Rob Font Gets Last-Minute Replacement for TUF 24 Finale | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 6 views

Rob Font has drawn a last-minute new opponent for Saturday's TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas. read news >>

Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis Address Conor McGregor, Interim Title (UFC 206 Media Call Replay) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 15 views

Listen in as UFC 206 headliners Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis field questions about their fight, the potential to fight Jose Aldo, and Conor McGregor. read news >>

Listen In On The UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis Media Conference Call at 6 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 views

Listen to the media call with the main event stars of UFC 206, Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis, streaming live on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. read news >>