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UFC Quick Quote: Jon Jones and Anderson Silva are ‘chickens' for not calling each other out

What's the hold up on the Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva champion vs. champion superfight fans want to see? Common opponent Chael Sonnen says it's due to the fact both men are "chickens."

"If you're going to go fight a guy, go fight a guy. It drives me crazy. People are out talking about Anderson [Silva] and Jon [Jones], these guys should be calling Dana [White] right now begging to fight each other, but it's not going to go that way. You got these two guys and they're great, but they're a couple of chickens. They should be calling each other out. They should be grabbing the microphone and say, ‘I want to fight that guy, I don't want the debate.' But it won't happen that way. Dana's going to have to call these guys and then they're going to have to dangle a carrot then they'll have to negotiate. We're in the fight business. If you don't want to fight, don't raise your hand."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) loudmouth Chael Sonnen called out both light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva for not wanting to fight each other in a "superfight" at the UFC 159 post-fight press conference (watch it here) Saturday night (April 27, 2013) in Newark, New Jersey. Sonnen believes Silva and Jones are both "chickens" for not publicly requesting a match up one another in what would be a clash between the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighters in the world. UFC President Dana White hinted that "The Spider" actually called him about a fight at UFC 159, but would not reveal if the opponent in question was Jones. Ultimately, Sonnen, like all fans of the sport, just wants to see two of greatest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) history square.

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