Chael Sonnen, on Jon Jones:
“I have friends on the card. I have fighters who and scratching and clawing their way through the undercard to the prelims, even the main card guys … their whole future depends on the check that they were gonna earn for doing their job next week. That’s all been taken away from them, because one selfish brat didn’t want to go in there and fight. You know, I just don’t understand it. I don’t understand how you could put yourself in front of the company and the industry. … He’s with Nike, Nike should change their motto with Jon Jones to ‘Just Do Nothing’.”
Jon Jones, on Chael Sonnen:
“The things you say about me hold absolutely no weight, you disrespected Anderson and his country but fought like a child. If you’re going to disrespect me out of nowhere, at least disrespect me to my face like a man. And you call me a punk, I’m more man than you’ll ever be. #Coward #Cheater. You’re not worth my time. Earn a title shot instead of trying to talk your way into one and I’ll be glad to hurt you.”
They’ve got a title fight set for April 27th and have been named as opposing coaches for the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. This is serious business, and shit’s about to go down. Here’s a picture of them palling around at Thanksgiving, taking cheesy holiday pictures.
Cage Potato (somewhat surprisingly) referred to the photo as “breaking kayfabe,” slang for those moments when pro wrestlers drop their characters and expose everything as show, but I didn’t know UFC had a kayfabe to break. Maybe the company is evolving with the times, or maybe Sonnen and Jones are going to fight with knives over food. Whatever the case, it’s a lot like that ’30 Rock’ joke about female comedians doing photoshoots with rubber chickens.
Suggestion: Somebody organize a photo shoot where Mac Danzig threatens to stab somebody over a Tofurky roast.