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Chael Sonnen displays on loss to Jon Jones on the anniversary of UFC 159: “I had the next juice focus than Tropicana!”


Practically 11 years faraway from his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 159, Chael Sonnen needed to mirror.

Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen

‘The American Gangster’ had some large rivals in his MMA profession. Naturally, followers consider his fights with Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, and extra, once they consider Chael Sonnen. Nonetheless, the previous UFC title challenger was additionally in a high-profile feud with Jon Jones a decade in the past.

The 2 coached a season of The Final Fighter in opposition to one another after Chael Sonnen misplaced his rematch to Anderson Silva. The 2 had been booked to face off at UFC 159, on April twenty seventh, 2013. Coming into the bout Jon Jones was a large betting favourite, and it seemed that means contained in the octagon.

It took lower than one spherical for Jon Jones to dispatch of the brash trash talker. Within the decade because the two have fought, their rivalry has solely grown greater. Whereas Chael Sonnen is retired, the previous UFC title challenger has typically taken photographs at ‘Bones’ on his YouTube channel. Jones has additionally bashed his rival numerous instances on social media within the years since their combat as effectively.

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Chael Sonnen displays on his loss to Jon Jones on the eleventh anniversary of UFC 159

Chael Sonnen mentioned the bout on a latest version of his ‘Good Man, Dangerous Man’ Podcast with Daniel Cormier. ‘DC’ talked about that the eleventh anniversary of UFC 159 was this week, and requested the Corridor of Famer his ideas. There, Sonnen remarked that regardless of being on a whole lot of juice, he was no match for Jon Jones.

“What I keep in mind about that evening, is that I assumed I might beat him.” Chael Sonnen acknowledged on the podcast, when requested concerning the anniversary of his combat with Jon Jones. “I had gone by The Final Fighter with him and most most athletes which might be actually good, aren’t actually powerful. Most athletes which might be actually powerful, aren’t actually good… After I had carried out The Final Fighter with Jon Jones I educated twice a day, every single day until I used to be dripping sweat and was completely exhausted. He by no means broke a sweat a single time.”

He continued, “I assumed I might outwork him. We locked up at the start of that combat, and you have to grasp. For this combat, it was my first time at 205 kilos, I had the next juice focus than Tropicana! He pushed me throughout that octagon like a Volvo right into a Mack truck, and I began searching for a means out. That’s simply the reality.”

“It was like being locked in a cage with a bear, and I’m glad it’s over.” Chael Sonnen concluded. “That’s the one combat or competitors that I’ve ever misplaced the place I didn’t need a rematch. I didn’t want a rematch. we’re good. You’ve got proved your level younger man.”

What do you make of those feedback from Chael Sonnen? Did you consider he might defeat Jon Jones previous to UFC 159?

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