It turns out Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen weren't the first selections as coaches for season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Well, Sonnen was but Jones wasn't.
For those in an uproar of the decision made by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to have Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones coach against Chael Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 before their fight in April 2013, I've got some news for you.
That wasn't the first option.
"Forget TUF. I'm not interested in that. I don't want to fight Chael. He's the kind of fighter that I don't want to fight. He's a boring fighter that just wants to hump people."
Instead of a coaching gig followed by a bout against Sonnen, "Rampage" wants to square off against Glover Teixeira, who he was originally scheduled to throw down with at UFC 153: "Silva vs. Bonnar" on Oct. 13 in Brazil before an injury forced him off the card.
What do you think of this update, Maniacs? Surprised Jackson said no to a lucrative gig and a big money match-up against Sonnen in favor of a seemingly lesser bout against Teixeira?