UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has opened as a -600, or 6-to-1, favorite over upcoming opponent Chael Sonnen, who's a +400 underdog.
Veteran oddsmakers Joey Oddessa today confirmed the opening line with MMAjunkie.com.
As reported earlier today, Jones and Sonnen have been tapped as coaches for "The Ultimate Fighter 17," which debuts in January on FX. They'll then headlined an as-yet-unannounced pay-per-view event on April 27.
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This isn't new territory for Jon Jones.
The UFC light heavyweight champion just two months ago spoke out against Dan Henderson's expected therapeutic use exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commission to undergo testosterone replacement therapy for their UFC 151 fight, which ultimately was canceled.
For his next test, Jones gets Chael Sonnen in April. Sonnen, too, is a TRT recipient.
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The UFC on Tuesday announced Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as the next TUF coaches and a fight between the two. Oddsmakers immediately went to work, once again installing Jones as an overwhelming favorite. read news >>
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UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones apparently is warming up to the idea of a fight with Chael Sonnen.
Even if the brash middleweight doesn't deserve it, the champ said.
While he ultimately believes a fight with Sonnen would "delegitimize" his title, he's apparently willing to give the fans what they want.
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UFC President Dana White is livid at Jon Jones following the light heavyweight champ's decision to turn down a short-notice fight with Chael Sonnen for UFC 151.
Although Jones now has been shifted to UFC 152 opposite ex-champ Lyoto Machida, White thinks his relationship with the fighter may never be the same, to say nothing of the fighter's relationship to fans.
"As much as as he's won, and all the things that he's accomplished in a short amount of time . he's been a champion that hasn read news >>