Saturday, September 29, 2012

Chael Sonnen still training for Jon Jones, just in case

Chael Sonnen wants a fight with Jon Jones. He talked smack to the light heavyweight champ before Dan Henderson's pre-UFC 151 injury, he stepped up for a fight to try to save UFC 151, and he continued to needle Jones in the wake of UFC 151's cancellation.

Even now, with the fight less than a week away, he continues to train just in case Vitor Belfort pulls out of Saturday's UFC 152 bout. UFC president Dana White told USA Today that Sonnen is in fight camp.

"Chael Sonnen is in full training camp right now," White said. "He's been training since he got offered the Jones fight. He said, 'I'm in full camp right now because Vitor will get hurt and pull out, and it will be Jones vs. Sonnen, anyway."

Bravo, Chael. It's one thing to talk trash about how he will be ready in case Belfort pulls out of the fight with Jones. It's quite another to still train and prepare for a fight that isn't booked. That's not idle trash-talking.

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