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Chael Sonnen: Whatever's Left of Jon Jones after Henderson Gets Done I'll be Happy to Cleanup | UFC News

Chael Sonnen will be  moving up from 185 pounds to face former UFC  light heavyweight Champion  Forest Griffin  at 205 where he says  he can  “find the road back to a championship,” he told The Post on Tuesday.

Sonnen goes on to say to UFC Tonight:

“That’s what I’d like to do, but I don’t know if that idea is gonna go anywhere.

These things change with a drop of a hat. I’d like to go to 205, but it’s being met with a lot of resistance [from the UFC].”

He says at light heavyweight,

 “I’ll have my motivation. If not, I’ll be in a soul-searching spot.”

“A change is always nice.  You do the same thing over and over, you’re always looking for change.

185 is the toughest weight class out there. We sent our champion [Silva] up to face their [former] champion, Forrest Griffin (in 2009).  It lasted 93 seconds.

There’s no debate to what the toughest weight class is.  They used to have a karate guy [Lyoto Machida] that was champion at that weight.”

Ideally, Sonnen says, his next opponent would be light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.   Jones is defending his title opposite Dan Henderson at UFC 151 on Sept. 1 in Las Vegas.  Sonnen and Henderson trained together with Team Quest.

“I don’t think there’s gonna be much left of Jones when Dan Henderson gets done with him.

“If there’s anything left of him, I’d be happy to play cleanup.”

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23 Responses to “Chael Sonnen: Whatever's Left of Jon Jones after Henderson Gets Done I'll be Happy to Cleanup | UFC News”

  1. Andersunsaliva says:

    Chael sure does keep MMA news exciting. Hate him or like him….mma needs him!

  2. GO CHEAL says:


  3. derp says:

    here we go all over again. couldnt do it at 185 lets stir up some nonsense at 205!

  4. danielrchargers says:

    He wont be Forrest, but he is right about Dan being able to DESTROY Jon.

  5. Rick says:

    Forrest will destroy chael….the end of chael.

  6. Yoo Focker says:

    Easy money!! There is no way Chael loses to Forrest.

  7. learntoread says:

    I’d be surprised if Chael asks for a fight with Hendo (if Dan wins the title).

  8. g says:

    Chael is trash the only way he got close to beating the best (Silva) is by being on steroid. And what happen when he had to be clean he go fucked up what would of happen the first time. And bones is just as good if not better than Silva, reason why they won’t fight each other. chael needs to go back to politics and real estate and stop talking out his ass cause when the elbow beak your orbital its to late.

  9. 123 says:

    Chael Sonnen Is A Great Wrestler But Punches Like A Woman When Hes On Top. Needs To Do Alot More Damage.

  10. punchkick says:

    chael will always be the undisputed champion of trolling next to the diaz brothers

  11. Oscar says:

    This guy is a clown…all that shit talking and didnt do shit…

  12. Travis Anderson says:

    if chael can fight bones than spider better step up next

  13. who is travis anderson? says:


  14. ZC says:

    The fact that some of you think Forrest can destroy anyone anymore is astonishing. Such blind faith you have in a fighter not only on the downside of his awful career but we’re talking about the guy who couldn’t decisively beat anyone. Ever.

  15. JP says:

    Forrest Griffin has submitted Sonnen before!!!

  16. JP says:

    JBJ will DESTROY Dan Henderson! Chael Sonnen has no chance, whatsoever, against JBJ! Sonnen couldn’t win a fight against an opponent who had fractured ribs, while he, himself (Sonnen), was on steroids; and people think he can fight JBJ?! We all saw what happened to him vs Silva when he was “sober”!!! Lol

  17. Lambeezy says:

    Chael just needs to speak with his actions, if he thinks dana will give him a shot after winning one fight against griffin and thats IF he wins he is smoking some good shit. He just hyped up a fight where he just looked sloppy. Jon Jones will put him in his place Sonnen just talks his way up, all he has to to do is win his fights and then Jones will gladly mop the octagon with Sonnen. JBJ has beaten much better fighters then sonnen…

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