TUF 17: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen Media Conference Call (Audio)


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Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones UFCOn Wednesday, new Ultimate Fighter coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen joined UFC President Dana White for a media conference call to talk about the newly scheduled show and fight.

Sonnen fired off shots at Jones, and the champion responded in kind. Subjects included how did Sonnen get this opportunity without a single fight at light heavyweight in the last five years?

How does Jon Jones feel about Sonnen’s usage of testosterone replacement therapy? And are any personal subjects off limits between the two combantants?

Check out the audio from today’s call below

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