Sonnen on Silva and Jones: There’s a big gap between them, Jones is considerably better
Chael Sonnen recently sat down for an interview with Jay Mohr at FOX Sports Radio. While discussing his upcoming fight against Jon Jones he gave the fans a little bit more background on how he feels about his opponent. Of course Sonnen is never one to shy away from making himself look as good as possible, which makes sense considering he had the following to say regarding the skill differential between that of Jon Jones and Anderson Silva:
“I think there’s a big gap between them. I think that Jon Jones is considerably better, I think he’s the best talent our sport has ever seen”
“Jon comes out there with something new every time. Some trick that it appears he’s making up. Stuff I’ve never seen.”
It’s interesting to hear him talk to highly of Jones and the skills he possesses, not because he’s normally disrespectful towards his opponents and not even because it makes him look increasingly better should he find some sort of miraculous way to pull of a win, but because Anderson Silva defeated him twice, finishing him decisively both times.
With that said, Sonnen isn’t exactly pleading a very good case or convincing anyone that he has a believable chance. If you’re claiming that your current opponent is soo much better than an undefeated champion who just finished you twice, what does that say for you, and more importantly what do you think Jones is going to do to you?
Regardless, Chael is a fighter in every sense of the word. We can all rest assured that he’ll bring everything he has to the table, guaranteeing an entertaining fight no matter the outcome. Regarding his game plan and the way he anticipates fighting Jones:
“I am 100 percent offense and from the second the referee says, ‘Go.’ I will. I will come across and I will bring the fight to him. I may go down, he’s a good fighter I may go down, but I promise you I will go like a gangster and I will be firing the entire time.”
We’ll see if those words turn to fruition and whether the ammo he’s packing can do enough damage to the as of yet bulletproof champion Jon Jones. UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen is going down live April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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