Things just got real in the UFC light heavyweight division.
Former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen (@sonnench), who has now moved up to the 205-pound division, posted the following on Twitter today:
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Light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (@jonnybones) followed up with a series of tweets:
the things you say about me hold absolutely no weight, you disrespected Anderson and his country but fought like a child.
If you’re going to disrespect me out of nowhere, at least disrespect me to my face like a man.
and you call me a punk, I’m more man than you’ll ever be. #Coward #Cheater
Jones’ claims of cheater are no doubt in reference to Sonnen being suspended for testing positive for a higher-than-accepted testosterone ratio. Sonnen has since claimed testosterone replacement therapy, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has given him an exemption.
Jones defends his title against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 on Sept. 1 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Sonnen will face Forrest Griffin on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.
But here’s to hoping we get to see Jones and Sonnen sometime next year. That fight would do some incredible numbers.
Sonnen just replied and alluded to Jones’ DUI arrest May 19 in which he crashed his Bentley into a pole:
Boarding plane to Oregon now, home of your corporate wage masters. Next time you are in town, knock on my door. Don’t drive.
Jones pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in June and was recently given another postponement of his sentencing after in order to complete his drug and alcohol abuse program.
And Jones clearly was not impressed with Sonnen’s response:
lol you’re an idiot if you think I haven’t heard every dui joke in the book. I applaud original ones, that’s powerless