Moments after ending the contendership-dreams of Michael Bisping, middleweight Vitor Belfort took an opportunity to call out light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in hopes of talking his way into a rematch and taking the spot currently held by controversial challenger Chael Sonnen. Labeling Sonnen as a “punk” and a “clown”, Belfort held nothing back in attempting to solicit a scrap with Jones who he nearly beat on short notice last September.
As part of Fuel TV’s coverage of UFC on FX 7, Sonnen watched Belfort’s rant and, true to form, was more than happy to address the Brazilian’s behavior.
“Let be really clear and speak directly to you, Vitor. You’ve been telling the world you want to meet Jesus, and I’ll gladly arrange that travel. But first, I’m going to get rid of Jon Jones, but you are next,” dead-panned Sonnen. “Let me be clear, Vitor – I accept. Don’t make any mistake about that. You’ve called me out twice now. Once after I signed a contract to fight Anderson Silva, and once when you know I was busy with Jon Jones, but I’m letting you know I accept.”
Sonnen is set to face Jones on April 27 after the two face off as coaches on TUF 17.
Check out Sonnen’s reaction below:
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