Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Bozo the Gangster? Somebody's getting clowned at UFC 159, according to the 205-pound champ.
I think it's time we said goodbye to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 bromance.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been getting along with fellow coach Chael Sonnen just swimmingly on the combat sports reality show, which airs every Wednesday night on the FX Channel (see last week's recap here).
Then came Sonnen's poem to "Bones" (watch it here) poking fun of the champ's recent run-in with the law (details on that here), as well as his "boring" fights against Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Stephan Bonnar, among others.
That didn't sit well with Jones, who took to his official Twitter account last night to let "The American Gangster" know he plans to fight fire with fire.
You're using your TV platform to clown me, it's all good because I'm going to use my TV platform to clown you. There will be no more lines to remember come April 27th.
Jones will put his 205-pound title on the line against Sonnen as part of the UFC 159 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which goes down April 27, 2013 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (see the new video preview here).
Despite coming off a high-profile loss to Anderson Silva last July, Sonnen was able to talk his way into a fight against Jones, but then failed to deliver the kind of verbal fireworks fans were expecting on TUF 17. Now that filming has wrapped, however, that strategy seems to be out the window.
And this is just the beginning.