Former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, appeared on Tuesday nights edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ to discuss being named the opposing coach of Jon Jones for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 17.
“I don’t know. Here’s the bottom line, he should not have been pressured into this. I did everything I could to warn this guy.
I told him ‘Hey I’m coming to the division’ and he should have packed up and left it. He talked about going to heavyweight and he should have done it because now he’s waited too long and the man has arrived.
Listen, here is what you need to know. This show [The Ultimate Fighter] has some tremendous young talent on it. I will be taking 50 percent of that talent and teaching them how to fight.
The other half is going to be taught how to be selfish, entitled brats like Jones. The good news is that when it is all over, I’m sure Coach Jones will throw a hell of an after-party.
What you need to know, Todd, and what Jon already knows, is that I got the biggest arms, I got the greatest charm and I do the most harm.
I’m better than Jon Jones, I’m better than Sean Combs and I’m better than John Holmes. I’ve got no one else willing to fight me. And little Jon Jon, the little leprechaun, has my belt I’m coming to take.”
Filming of the show is beginning next week in Las Vegas. The two fighters will meet in the Octagon on April 27th 2013, possibly for the shows finale. Or the UFC could book Jones vs. Sonnen for a pay-per-view event, close to the seasons closure.