UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is set to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at next month’s UFC 159 event in Newark, New Jersey and the talk has finally started to heat up. In his past bouts, Sonnen has drawn attention for his incredible trash talk of his opponents, but he has been respectful towards Jones during their stint as head coaches on the Ultimate Fighter season 17, but that is now all changing.
On this week’s UFC Tonight, Sonnen kicked into character and began to rip Jon Jones with a poem.
Sonnen went after Jones in his typical style and even dropped a reference to Jones’ DUI incident where he crashed his Bentley into a tree. Sonnen is one of the best trash talkers in the game and he is just getting started.
Here is the poem as seen on UFC Tonight with a full transcript below:
“I got a call one day from Dana, he said ‘Chael, I’m putting you to work.’
‘You see, I overpaid for this light heavy, who I now realize is a jerk.’
‘He’s been winning fights, but not with brains or with brawn.
And his matches and his one-armed cartwheels are making the whole crowd yawn.’
‘I mean, nobody’s coming to see him in living rooms or in bars.’
‘Why don’t you send this guy to Cirque de Soleil, or Dancing with the Stars.’
He handed me his wallet, his ATM card and pin number too.
He said, ‘Chael, whatever’s in the account, take it, it’s all for you.’
I thought for a moment and I said, ‘I’ll tell ya’ what, Uncle D.’
‘For you and the fans, this one’s on me.’
So I went and did some homework, I got some tapes of his fights.
I suggest you all give them a try, if you’re having trouble sleeping at night.
They tell me he’s good, but I know that can’t be true,
I saw him get armbarred by Vitor and he’s 52!
He’s so boring he made Machida fall asleep.
The snoozefest he had against Rashad, or beating up on Bonnar, who’s older than God?
Look, here’s the truth, believe me it is.
Don’t even mention Ryan Bader, he lost to Tito Ortizz! (sic)
Jon, I’m coming to New Jersey, because I’ve got a job to do.
I’m a fully-loaded cannon, boy, and I’m pointed right at you.
A little advice, go get in your car and hit another tree.
Do whatever you gotta do to stay away Jon, you don’t want to fight me.”
What will Sonnen have in store next for the champ? We will have to wait and see, but you can guarantee it will be interesting and entertaining.