UFC 159 went down tonight, and we’ve got your quick and dirty results.
“Witness a man’s dream of becoming a champion be demolished.” – Jon Jones
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and his UFC 159 opponent Chael Sonnen have a great history of exchanging unkind words. When Sonnen made the jump to the light heavyweight division last year, he immediately wanted a shot at the title, because he’s a confident guy and that’s pretty typical. Leading up to UFC 151, Sonnen predicted that Dan Henderson would defeat Jones, and that if “there’s anything left of him” he’d still like to fight Jones.
Jones’ response to Sonnen’s prediction was less than kind, as he said that Sonnen fought like a child against Anderson Silva, before calling him a coward and a cheater. Henderson, of course, pulled out of 151 with an injury just days before the event was scheduled to go down, and even with Sonnen offering to take his place, Jones refused and the entire PPV was canceled.
Long story short, the two were named the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 17 and tomorrow night they face each other in the main event at UFC 159 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. And while Sonnen has been actually singing Jones’ praises this week, Jones Tweeted that this is all Sonnen is going to see…
If anything, this PPV has given us one of my favorite promotional commercials of all-time, as the Chael Sonnen voiceover ads have had me cracking up for the past month. They’ve gotten to the point that I’ll be ordering food and I’ll say, “There’s a name for the person who’s about to eat this sandwich and it’s CHAEL SONNEN.” You have to be there. The waitress laughs every time.
As for the rest of the fight card, you can chiggity check it below and read our own Lobster Mobster’s handy dandy fight primer to prepare. Join us tomorrow night starting at 8 PM ET for the preliminary fights on FX and 10 PM ET for the PPV fights.
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GSP was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience earlier this week, and among other things he discussed the possibility of making this superfight happen, and he basically admitted that there’s the slimmest of chances if any.
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We’ve written a lot about UFC Light Heavyweight Championship contender Chael Sonnen this week. With his UFC 159 bout against champ Jon Jones right around the corner, Sonnen’s been prepping by uh, singing the champ’s praises and getting weird with SportsCenter anchors.
To continue or expert and totally legitimate fight coverage, we turn to Chael Sonnen’s mom, who is … pretty awesome, actually. By way of Middle Easy comes this clip of Mama Sonnen explaining what makes Chael such a great competitor and telling the story of the time she almost point-blank-range murdered middleweight fighter Yushin Okami with a shotgun because she thought he was a home invader.
(You know, normal stuff.)
Chael Sonnen is now three days away from his Light Heavyweight Championship match against Jon ‘Bones’ Jones at UFC 159. Yesterday, we shared the pre-fight conference call, wherein Chael eschewed his traditional spew of wordy hatred to lovingly cradle Jon Jones’ reputation in his arms and gently kiss its forehead. We wondered what was up with Chael, and reader Iron Mike Sharpie put it best when he said he reads Sonnen’s comments as, “Please don’t put me in a coma, okay?”
That overwhelming sense of “what the f**k are you doing” continued on SportsCenter, where an interview with Sonnen started with his totally normal white person request to touch the reporter’s hair and ended in a WWE-style promo so sing-songy it could’ve come from the mouth of The Rock himself. You know, if Rock could say that many words in a row without having to stop and catch his breath.
Here’s the clip. Warning: If you are Jon Jones, this is somehow going to make you even less scared.