While there may have been some bad blood between Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones, the current champion has had a change of heart in the last week after getting to know Sonnen a little bit better.
Boy, what a few days together can do to change someone's perception.
At Dana White's chat with the fans last night (Oct. 30, 2012), UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones dropped in to field some questions and when asked about his next opponent, Chael Sonnen, he provided an interesting revelation:
"[Chael's] actually, he's not too bad. I thought it was going to be all trash-talk, but he's actually being pretty decent and pretty classy. So, I think it's going to make for a great show."
This is in start contrast to just over a week ago when "Bones" said he wanted to destroy the former two-time middleweight title challenger and put the dark period of his life behind him, ending Sonnen's relevancy once and for all.
In fact, Jones thinks Sonnen is a pretty decent human being.
"I actually don't hate Chael anymore. He's actually turning out to be OK. I'm not sure if he's setting me up to really hate him-but right now, he's being a pretty decent human."
There's no telling if this lovefest will continue as both men forge on with the upcoming 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Both Jones and Sonnen are the coaches of the middleweight season and will be fighting for the light heavyweight championship sometime in April.
Will Sonnen drop the 'classy' act and get back to his insulting ways? Or has he turned a new leaf?
What's your take, Maniacs?