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Thursday, 04/11/2013, 01:02 pm

Silva: Jones will ‘toy’ with Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will never be golfing buddies. The two UFC veterans have been verbal sparring partners for years now.
So when Silva sat down with Sherdog and talked about many things, including the upcoming UFC title tilt, it should be no surprise who he thinks will win. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title for the fifth time when he tangles with Sonnen on April 27, 2013 in Newark.

“I think Jones will toy with Sonnen, This is a fight Sonnen got by trash-talking. He’s no match for Jones and everyone knows it. Let’s see what round Jones wants to finish it in. Fighting is fighting, but this is one of those bouts where I think only one guy is able to win.” (translation).”



27 Responses to “Silva: Jones will ‘toy’ with Sonnen”

  1. Drew says:

    With sponsors chael will easly walk with 300 to even half a mill

  2. Nando says:

    Remember when people thought the same thing with Anderson Silva/Sonnen 1? NOBODY thought chael had a chance. I’m not gonna count him out. He’s a gamer

    • GRT 3000 says:

      very true!!! & we can conveniently ignore the fact that Sonnen was 17:1 foaming at the mouth on TRT for that fight. (the highest in MMA history) I’m sure if he’s able to re-cram that ‘Kentucky Derby Racehorse’ up his ass for the Jones fight, he might fair a bit better. he’ll still lose though (like last time) but his legacy of being a gamer (while on major major PEDS) can carry him off into the sunset…

    • misty says:

      He’s a loud mouth punk!! Anyone can get the fight they want if they tlk alot of shit n tickle Dana’s ass a little!!! Guaranteed if n when he gets his ass beat he’ll want a rematch just like SILVA he gave up on that cause he knew he didn’t have a snowballs chance n hell! I dnt like Jones but I hope he smashes that bitch

  3. 123 says:

    its a pointless fight, chael sonnen will of had 3 title shots in like 5 fights.. the ufc is getting pathetic.. for me bisping vs belcher is the main event.

  4. 757 says:

    Please make this the last time that guys who lose every title fight or #1 contender fight they are in can talk their way into yet another money fight. This dude is a clown period. JBJ will hammer this guy. Maybe then he will be gone.

  5. BT says:

    I don’t remember people saying similar things when Randy came out of retirement, after a losee, AND moved up a weight class to fight T. Silvia. Very similar situation.

    Bottom line is Jones didn’t have another fight lined up, all contenders either had fights booked, or were recovering.

    This fight is a way to
    1. make money
    2. Tuf was a way to attempt building JBJ as a commodity, earning him more fans, and the UFC more future revenue.
    3. Cashing in on Chael’s ppv drawing (yes a lot of this is “the man who almost did the impossible”) while having a relatively safe fight for JBJ.

    So they build JBJ up in tuff, give him a very winnable fight on a ppv which will pull huge numbers, and LHW gets a few months to sort itself out, cuz it was a shit storm. I don’t understand why people are confused it went down this way. Does chael deserve it? Well, its a net positive for the UFC, and all the fighters in the LHW division…I don’t think deserving entered into their thought process, and I don’t think any of the fighters care.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      well you’ve pointed out the obvious on the business end guy…& no one cares. bullshit calls like this is what discredits a ‘sport’ no one wants to see a fight go down b/c economically it will make the players rich. Real fans watch for contendership…from fighters who’ve EARNED it and pay to see top competition. So called fans that appreciate fight drama with a circus event to make money can opt for WWE – Chael Sonnen has absolutely no business being in there with Jones.

  6. some guy says:

    chael sonnen wins via flying arm bar!!! LMMFAO

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