A month ago UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones made it clear he had no interest in a showdown with Chael Sonnen, as Sonnen was quick to call “Bones” after announcing his intent to move up from middleweight to 205 pounds and has been needling him ever since. However, until this week, Jones refused to waver in his opposition to fighting Sonnen, pointing to the smack-spewing scrapper’s lack of success in the division and stating he had no interest in allowing Sonnen to talk his way into a title-shot.
Now, based on the overwhelming amount of noise he’s heard from the public regarding a potential meeting between the two, it sounds like Jones has reconsidered the rumble and might be willing to give it a go after all.
“The more I realize how bad the fans want to see me fight Sonnen the more I am beginning to disregard whether he deserves it or not,” wrote Jones on Twitter. “A part of me wants to do it for the fans (and) the other part of me feels as if it delegitimizes the importance of (the) championship.”
Not one to pass on an opportunity for exposure, Sonnen wasted little time in replying to the 25-year old’s statements, responding, “You don’t GIVE. I TAKE. Remembah that, Bonesie-Boy.”
Currently Sonnen set to make his light heavyweight debut in the Octagon this December against Forrest Griffin, while Jones is in the process of healing up from an injured arm he sustained at UFC 152 after refusing to tap to an Armbar from opponent Vitor Belfort.
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