Chael Sonnen Ready To Face Jones At UFC 152 If Needed

Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen

Sonnen training for potential Jones fight at UFC 152

Jon Jones may have turned down Chael Sonnen as a last-minute replacement at UFC 151, but the former middleweight top contender continues to train as if he were fighting the champion at UFC 152 on September 22.

That’s because Sonnen believes Vitor Belfort will get injured, according to UFC president Dana White, who spoke to MMAjunkie.com.

“Sonnen is in full training camp right now,” Dana White told MMAjunkie.com. “He’s been training since he got offered the Jones fight. He said, ‘I’m in full camp right now because Vitor will get hurt and pull out, and it will be Jones vs. Sonnen, anyway.”

Sonnen has been talking his way into contention for some time now, engaging in trash talk with the 205 lb. champion. He nearly had a shot at Jones as a last minute replacement for Dan Henderson at UFC 151, but the Team Jackson product turned down Sonnen as an opponent.

Now, Sonnen is scheduled to meet Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 this December.

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