Chael Sonnen recently bought into a pizza place in his hometown of West Linn Oregon. Now check out the special they’re running at Mean Street Pizza. It’s stuff like this that makes Chael Sonnen a legend in my book.
Jon Jones has followed up on his official statement with some added thoughts on twitter. If you were wondering how long it would be until he compared himself to Jesus…
Strung together, the tweets from his @jonnybones account read “Carrying the cross for my company’s decision. If someone has to take the blame, I will accept full responsibility for the way UFC 151 was canceled. I want to sincerely apologize to all the other athletes/fans who’s time and money was waisted [sic]. I feel terrible about the way that was handled.”
Meanwhile, the less famous half of the Greg Jackson / Mike Winkeljohn supercamp thinks this was all a sneak attack planned out by Chael Sonnen:
Winkeljohn: “How long has Chael been attacking Jon in the media? Hmm. He’s a man known for moneymaking schemes and cheating by bending the rules. And he’s done this in various arenas. I think Chael played almost everyone like a fiddle. But I believe like a coward he tried to train and strike Jon when Jon wasn’t looking. But hey, Jon is a warrior, and he, actually we, saw it coming. All I can say to Chael is nice try.
“Jon vs Sonnen. With no surprise attacks like Pearl Harbor. That’s a fight I want to see. Jon will win the war, and I think the UFC should capitalize on it.”
BE: So, you’re saying you want to see Jones vs Sonnen (just not on 8-slash-3 day’s notice)?
Winkeljohn: “Oh yeah. There’s nothing more that we want than that.”
BE: To your knowledge was Jon Jones offered Chael Sonnen for UFC 152 in Toronto?
Winkeljohn: “To my knowledge he was not offered it. I’m not his manager. I do not know about that. I’m not sure why, or if there was some kind of contractual agreement elsewhere. But I know that Jon would be super-motivated to beat up on Chael in Toronto.”
As if this wasn’t enough soap opera drama enough, Rashad Evans has just appeared in the middle of this story. He’ll be training Vitor Belfort for his fight against Jon Jones on September 22nd:
“This is the most important fight of my life, so the time is perfect to join [manager] Glenn Robinson and the Blackzilians and their world class training camp at JACO Hybrid Training Center in Delray Beach,” Belfort stated in a press release. “I will have the best trainers and the top fighters in the sport including Alistair Overeem and Rashad Evans helping me prepare for this title fight. I will run my whole training camp at JACO and will win the belt for my fans, family and the Blackzilians in South Florida.”
According to the release, Evans, who most recently lost to Jones at UFC 145, will serve as Belfort’s head coach for this training camp. He will be assisted by Henri Hooft, Mario Sperry, Jorge Santiago and Marco and Flavius Silva.
Here’s hoping they come up with a better gameplan than Rashad came in with.