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Monday, 09/17/2012, 09:28 am

Dana White Says "Sonnen is in Full Training Camp to Fight Jones" | UFC News

The Gangster from West Linn, Oregon is anticipating to replace former UFC heavyweight tournament winner & former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort and take his shot at light heavyweight belt held by Jon Jones.  UFC President, Dana White conveyed during last week’s UFC luncheon that Chael Sonnen awaits another last-minute change to UFC 152. 

“Chael Sonnen is in full training camp right now.  He’s been training since he got offered the Jones fight. He said, ‘I’m in full camp right now because Vitor will get hurt and pull out, and it will be Jones vs. Sonnen, anyway.”

UFC 152 takes place Sept. 22 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV).

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57 Responses to “Dana White Says "Sonnen is in Full Training Camp to Fight Jones" | UFC News”

  1. Mike b says:

    Vitor does get injured a lot,but there’s only 5 days until the fight.looks like vitor had a good camp.seems like chael never gives up huh??Lol.chael got the ump most respect from me.i guess he really is a gangster after all.

    • Tommy gunzz says:

      He isn’t a gangster he’s a OG,ha ha.chaels the man.

    • Majestyk says:

      If Vitor did have to pull out, Sonnen would pose much more of a problem for Jones. Sonnen’s power double would be a much harder thing to deal with than anything Hendo would have brought wrestling-wise….and Greg Jackson knows it. Despite not having an H-bomb or having Victor’s hand speed (2x faster than any lightweight according to Victor’s trainer) or knockout ability, I still think Chael would give JBJ the hardest time. He wouldn’t win, but he’d give a better showing than the other two. Just look at how many rounds Chael has taken from Anderson….
      Now tell me how many rounds Hendo and Vitor have won against Anderson.

      • Mike b says:

        Agreed,chael is a handful for anybody.

      • ballsackface says:

        he was 17 men when he took 4 rounds from anderson.
        layed and prayed for 1 round of their recent fight and could barely beat bisping dare i say some think bisping won.
        you can chat shit all you want about how you think chael is this and that but his record says the opposite.
        its one thing laying on anderson who is not a great wrestler but jones is a great wrestler, hes been wrestling since he was out of fking nappies lol

        i dont know what crack you smoke, i want jones to get an absolute pasting for the crap hes pulled recently but chael cant do it

        • Anti-Zuffa says:

          I don’t know what crack you smoke! Jones has NEVER wrestled at a competition level!!!!! He wrestled ONE year in Community College!!! Where do you fuckin bandwagon jumpers get your info these days?? Little fuckin kids, I swear! The only reason Jones does good on the ground is not at all because of skill. It’s because the length of his arms and legs. His legs when extended, cause a massive amount of leverage. Ask any wrestler you fool.

      • Hellaskinnyskin says:

        Let that fight go Chael was on steroid the first time he fought Anderson he lost the second time horribly Chael sucks

      • VICTORy says:

        Who’s this Victor you speak of?

      • Bob'O says:

        Could not agree more bro. Jones has not faced Chael’s style.

        Most fighters feel Jones out much like they do Silva. That’s how they get picked apart.

        Sonnen charges with punches and relentless take downs, he doesn’t play musical chairs much. ~Bob’O

  2. Drew says:

    Real on the fence about it, part of me believes wandy is right in some respect about vitor like he’s a pre Madonna what he says is right etc, but vitor showed some real guts and will to win against Anthony Johnson before he realized he was a 205er, vitor got beat up pretty good but didn’t quit and went to the ground, yet I see no way vitor wins unless if there on the cage and vitor can make done separation to unload his quick hands on jones”s chin

  3. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    Makes sense vitor pulled out of more fights then he fought.

  4. Po says:

    I can’t wait for that fight happen

  5. Jujitsu Player says:

    Got to admire Chaels spirit/perseverance on this one. I’d like to see the fight but I think Jones would ruin him.

  6. ya herd says:

    jbj is a bad match up for sonnen!!! people seem to forget the reason sonnen did so good in the first silva fight was, that he had the trt of 6 men when he fought silva the second time clean he didnt do shit!!!!, and bisping beat him even dana joe rogan and many more people think that, sonnen is a good wrestler thats all his mouth does the fighting not his fists when has sonnen tkod or kod anyone in the past couple years??????

  7. Chuck norris says:

    I will take the fight on 5 minutes notice and end it with one fatal jbj killing move the roundhouse kick

  8. Chuck Norris says:

    I will fight jones

  9. magoo says:

    If that were the case….if! I’d laugh my ass off if Jones declined again…. The tears would flow. But seeings how Chaels in full training camp how bout he works his way up and earns a shot! What’s your schedule like Rashad??

  10. Bitch ass Greg J says:

    With 5 days to go, a Vitor injury would only mean that this whole thing was a setup right from the start. Not that i would mind seeing Chael Sonnen take on Jones but I think a Phenom vs Phenom matchup would be more exciting than Chael taking Bones down round after round and just holding him there until Jones finally breaks loose and pounds on him or sumbits him.

    • lambeezy says:

      would officially make it like WWE which I do not want to see happen to the UFC… let the fighters talk with their fighting not with words… prove the shit they talk chael has yet to do so… yes hes a good fighter but his talking more exciting then his fights

  11. Not You says:

    It doesn’t matter if Sonnen gets a full camp in or not. If Vitor drops out and they want to change opponent Jones and his camp will pull the same stunt they did at 151.

  12. Brend0magic says:

    It’s a waste, if Jones wouldn’t take Sonnen at 8 days, he def won’t take him on 5-6 days.

  13. TylerRyan says:

    One thing I can’t take away from Sonnen, he’s determined to the point of stubbornness. I can somewhat respect that. Though I don’t know that he’s in line for the title yet. I think it was Bruce Lee who said something to the effect of, “If a man tells you that he is going to bite your nose, you can be sure that before it’s over that man WILL bite you on the nose.”

  14. Kyle says:

    Only way I pay for this fight is if it is Sonnen vs. Jones.

  15. AlexG says:

    Yeah i admire sonnen for his determination on trying to get a belt but i just wish he would rightfully earn one by fighting his way to the top instead of talking his way into one.. Either way jones would demolish him to.. But Vitor and jones i think will be actually a good fight with alot of striking.

  16. G says:

    This is assuming Jones would take a fight with Sonnen after having NOT trained for Sonnen — which he would not. Sonnen, as usual, is a retard.

  17. The People's Voice says:

    who wants to see Belfort vs Jones or Silve vs Bonnar? No one really cares to see these fights. If people want to see Chael get another beating, then thats the fight we should watch. I call this a bad career decision for Jones, one Im sure he will regret. UFC needs to get some of these super fights and add more interesting fight cards.

    • Thurgood Jenkins says:

      I can’t wait for Silva-Bonnar. While I unfortunately don’t think Bonnar will win, I see it going all three rounds. Technically, the guy has never been stopped; 2 doctor stoppages due to cuts. He always puts on a great show and is a bloody mess at the end of each fight. And opposing him is Anderson Silva. I don’t have to say anything else about that.

  18. max says:

    it’s crazy how myself and so many others went from HATING sonnet to respecting and admiring him

    • daveyB says:

      That just shows what an idiot you are. Whatever lame reasons you had for “hating” Sonnen went out the window after he made a few statements that you agreed with? Is your brain made of putty that it can so quikly change …180° from hating him to “respecting” him? I suppose you’ll jump from the bandwagon you’re on now to the one you used to be on, the next time he says or does something you disagree with.

  19. Make's me Crazy says:

    You stupid kid’s make je Crazy… ^^^^. Look how Magny Runds C.S has zuhaken from Silva… Bla bla bla…. Bullshit..!!! 1St of ALL C.S. Was on Drugs.. Trt… OK…?!!!!!!!!! & 2nd. Anderson was hurt b4 the Fight… But Still fought…. & in the REMATCH C.S. Without Drugs & Anderson wasn’t hurt… How Long did they Fight…?? In round 2 it was Over..!!! Over… OK…?!!! He did a Good round 1 without Drugs & THATS is…. End of Story in my opinium he is like that a Showmaster but. On the other side he does All that stuff now to be lobend again & too make the Fans 4get hes fali drug Test… So JBJ is the Bad Guy & he makes him as a Good Guy… So he will be Loved by the Fans… What ever… But in the fact with Anderson Silva… Open Your Fuc’king eys….!!!!

  20. sonnen is trash says:

    Anybody who think sonnen is a good fighter should stop watching mma. The guy is all trash talk and can’t fight for shit. JBJ would anihilate him in the first round what’s the point of watching this? we all want to see jones get beat up and sonnen is just a joke all he does is hump guys on the ground. Did you actually see how pathetic his striking is? he can’t throw a punch his spinning back fist was ridiculous.. I actually think that he would get beaten by a good fighter in a bar. That’s where sonnen should be, fighting in bars or in a trailer park. I think griffin will beat him and hopefully he will RETIRE this time as he promised before.

    • Philly says:

      You’re talking out of your ass when you say he’s a ” joke”. Chael is the number #2 ranked middleweight in the world, moron.

      • Not says:


        Ranked second according to who? You either know chael personally or you’re partially retarded. Go look at chaels record. There’s no way he is number two in the world. Last I checked, he was beat out of middle weight and will soon get smashed in lhw. He will be in wwe soon, moron.

  21. dennis gutierrez says:

    Sonnen suxs!!!!! I don’t.know what the fuck u all been smoking!!! Jones would kill sonnen!!! Chael is lucky he’s not fighting.. he should retire like he said!!!!

  22. TheWholeTruth says:

    Chael Sonnen, every racist persons hero and every decent persons enemy. He can keep training, no title shop shall be given until he can win some fights.

  23. Xaninho says:

    Vitor acted like a douche in TUF Brasil, but I still want him to beat Jones.

  24. ya herd says:

    i think dana white wants to suck chaels dick!!!! chael it annoys me when peole say chaels a good fighter, well hes fucking not at all hes got some of the best wrestling in the world wrestling isnt fighting man i would fight chael in a boxing match i bet i would do well he would still beat me with his fitness but damn i think i could bust him up… he needs to beat 1 big name mabey 2 in the light heavyweight divivsion before people should even think of jbj vs sonnen its just crazy talk, theres so much hype and taking in ufc now, its seems to me people are getting fights with there big mouths rather than there skills!!! AND DONT B FOOLED BY HALF THE SHIT WE SEE ABOUT THE UFC NOW ITS ALL HYPED UP JUST MAKE A FIGHT AND FIGHT TRUE FANS WANT TO SEE FIGHTERS SKILLS, WHO REALLY CARES IF THEY HATE EACH OTHER OR NOT!!! 90% OF THE GUYS THAT SMACK TALK ITS JUST HYPE NOT REAL, BUT HEY UFC WAS BORN IN AMERICA AND ALOT OF USE CLOWNS THINK WWE IS REAL LMFAO SO USE WILL THINK THIS HYPED UP SHIT NOWADAYS IS REALWHEN ITS ALL ABOUT THE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  25. DMAC says:

    Gotta love how cats bitch and complain about roids yet are fully supportive of Chael lol. Chael will get demoed by Bones. Power double lol, Bones got HW strength if you haven’t noticed. I wouldn’t be shocked if Chael got ragged. Still want to see the match up but not on some wwe route, win fights first @ 205…

  26. Bjj BB says:

    @ anti zuffa-National Junior College Athletic Association
    NJCAA Junior Collegiate Championship out of Iowa Central Community College (2006)[75]
    NJCAA All-American out of Iowa Central Community College (2006)[76]
    National High School Coaches Association
    NHSCA Senior All-American (2005)[77]
    New York State Public High School Athletic Association
    NYSPHSAA Division I State Championship out of Union-Endicott High School (2005)[78]
    USA Wrestling
    Northeast Junior Greco-Roman Regional Championship (2004)[79]
    Now where do you get your facts fr

  27. Bjj BB says:

    Now where do u get your facts from? So your saying all long and lanky people are great wrestlers? Lmmfao!! Anderson silva sucks at it! And you dont have to go2 the olympics or compete at some fancy college to be a great wrestler, jbj shows that and its not cause he’s long!

  28. Bjj BB says:

    And who ever is using my name is a B-ITCH! Try using your real screen name and let me know who you are, oh wait! A lil B-ITCH wont do that! FAGGOT!!

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