LATimes Jon Jones didn’t want to fight Chael Sonnen on a week’s notice, but now the Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion will be subjected to perhaps a crueler fate: Spending weeks on end around the quick-witted, in-your-face title contender. UFC President Dana White told The Times on Tuesday that Jones and Sonnen have been assigned as opposing coaches in the third installment of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FX, creating some extensive pre-fight hype for their April 27 pay-per-view title match at a site to be determined. “The Ultimate Fighter” with Jones and Sonnen is set to begin shooting on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, with a debut in early January as young middleweights participate in a tournament that leads up to an April “TUF” finale at the Vegas Hard Rock Hotel, where the winner will receive a multi-fight UFC contract.
It’s official, the season of The Ultimate Fighter that begins next January will be one of the greatest seasons in reality television history.
Chael Sonnen is one of the most entertaining athletes in the world of sports today. He is smart, articulate and so funny, that I think he could be one of the funniest stand up comedians on the planet if he did not become a professional fighter.
Jon “Bones” Jones, who was the youngest champion in UFC history when he captured the light heavyweight title, thinks he is God’s gift to the fight game. He is an incredible talent, but comes off as cocky and smug, and seems to think he should get special perks because he is the champion.
The show will be hilarious and entertaining, the fight will be a brutal war, I cannot wait for this show to premiere!!!