Not many MMA fans or pundits are giving Chael Sonnen a chance in his upcoming title bout versus UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. But, UFC legend Randy Couture is saying there's a chance!
"I think, at the end of the day, it's a business decision. This is a business, and Chael Sonnen is gonna bring it and hype up any single fight he's in. I think Jon Jones, in denying him the fight on eight days notice, made it inevitable that they were gonna have to fight at some point. I think I would have taken him on an eight days' training camp than on a full training camp, but I'm not Jon Jones. I think Chael has a great opportunity to win this fight, actually. Technically, I see a similar style fight as Anderson Silva. If he wades through it and can make Jon Jones wrestle him, I think he can win that. I think he can do it, but he needs to make it a wrestling match, start to finish."
It feels like only yesterday that we were talking about how Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) big-mouth Chael Sonnen had talked his way into another title fight, and that he didn't stand a chance against the phenomenal fighter with whom he'd been pitted against. At the time, Sonnen was taking on middleweight champion Anderson Silva, for the second time, when the two did battle at UFC 148 in "Sin City" on July 7, 2012. This time, "The American Gangster" will be taking on UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, in a match up that was hotly contested by many who argued Sonnen's worthiness as a number one contender. Jones has opened as a massive favorite in the betting odds, and there aren't a whole of people in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community who are willing to put their hard earned dollars on Sonnen to garner the upset win. Sonnen's buddy and MMA legend, Randy Couture, appeared on Spike TV's "MMA Uncensored Live," where he stated his opinion that Sonnen has a real chance to win the fight versus "Bones," allowing he can turn the fight into a wrestling match. Is 'The Natural's" bias getting the best of him, or do you think he makes a legitimate point? Weigh in!