Former UFC middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen offered to fight light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones on eight days notice after future Hall of Famer Dan Henderson was diagnosed with a slight MCL tear and was forced out of the UFC 151 main event. Sonnen was prepared to save the event but Jones turned down the fight and the event had to be cancelled.
Jones turning down the fight sparked a lot of outrage from many in the mixed martial arts community. Of course Sonnen, doing what he always does, trashed Jones on any platform he was given calling the champion an “entitled brat.”
Jones is now scheduled to face Vitor Belfort in his next title defense on September 22nd in Toronto, Canada. However, that hasn’t stopped Sonnen from continuing to poke at the champ. In his latest effort, Sonnen’s pizza joint in Oregon is now offering a Jon Jones special. Here is the ad:
The ad is loaded with shots at Jones whether it be the poking at his DUI arrest this past May or calling him a chicken for turning down the fight. Then there is the ad urging us all to get in on the deal “before our chicken runs out and we have to cancel.”
Sonnen always finds a way to get under fellow fighters skin and this latest effort will surely irk Jones. I just hope the UFC is closely watching and a fight between Jones and Sonnen headlines a card in the near future.