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Thursday, 04/11/2013, 08:57 am

Jones: ‘I have a pretty clear understanding of who Chael is’


Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen’s chummy relationship has pretty much come to an end as we get closer to UFC 159.
While the two were filming the Ultimate Fighter 17, Sonnen (notorious for playing head games with his verbal sparring) was cordial, helpful and very positive.

Now that the taping is over, Sonnen is back at it, putting together an epic poem that slammed Jones on UFC Tonight. He also is doing a daily countdown to his fight on Twitter that usually includes a barb or two. But so far, it isn’t getting to Jones, as he told

“Chael’s [mouth] doesn’t bother me at all,” Jones said. “I think if I was to take it personal, if I wasn’t to understand it, it would bother me. But I have a pretty clear understanding of who Chael is, what he’s accomplished, and my understanding kind of takes the power away from his words and his persona. You can see that the talk has picked up a little bit. But Chael is in the ‘promote fight’ business. I guess that’s how he got in this situation in the first place. I’m in the ‘remain champion’ business. So, I’m excited. I’m excited to go out there and do what I do best, and that’s win championships.”


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