‘This Is Baffling’- Chael Sonnen Very Surprised At Jon Jones’ Demands

Published 03/31/2021, 10:21 AM EDT
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones interacts with media during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)


Even before the Ngannou vs Miocic fight had happened, we knew that the winner of the fight will face Jon Jones.

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This fight was to be the debut of Jon Jones in the Heavyweight division. With Ngannou’s victory, a fight between him and Jones should happen.

However, after the Ngannou vs Miocic rematch ended, many people believed Jones would not take part in the fight. Even UFC President Dana White said that he didn’t know whether Jones would take part in the fight.

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Chael Sonnen views on Jon Jones’ demands

After the fight, Jones went on a tweeting spree. He tweeted and deleted many of his demands to the UFC, asking the UFC to show him the money and pay him what he deserves.

The same did not impress Chael Sonnen, and he talked about how Jones’ tweet about the money just shows how he does not want to fight.

Sonnen talked about how he felt about the demands put forward by Jones. He said, “As politely as Rashad put it, this is baffling, It’s baffling because John then went on and demanded a release.”

What baffled Sonnen even more was first why did Jones go public. And second, if he went public, why did he have to delete his tweets?

“He publicly went out and asked for a release. Now he deleted that in case you guys are scrolling through, how come I don’t see this, he deleted it, I dont know why he deleted it.” He said.

Jones is a champion, he is one of the greatest ever MMA fighters. Still, many people, including Sonnen, believe that his way of asking for demands and everything was just really peculiar.

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“But even that is fascinating, it’s very fascinating because you are ultimately going to be confronted with this Jon, where are you going to go.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 20: MMA fighter Chael Sonnen discusses Bellator MMA at Build Studio on June 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

Sonnen talked about how there are certain demands that fighters have which appear to be selfish. He also talked about he knows Jones and how he will fight if he has to, because Jones is a champion.

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Whether Jones’ demands are baffling and unreasonable, we don’t know. Chael Sonnen thinks they are. We also don’t know if the Ngannou vs Jones fight will happen, but if it does, it would be a grand spectacle for MMA fans all around the globe.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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