UFC champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen were announced on Tuesday as The Ultimate Fighter season 17 coaches. The two will meet together for the first time on a media call which has the potential to be one of the most entertaining press calls in UFC history. Let the games begin!
As disappointing as the whole turn of events was with Sonnen getting a UFC title shot in a UFC division he has not competed in since returning to the UFC, I am intrigued. Sonnen began calling Jones out on Twitter a few weeks back and was denied a fight against Jones at UFC 151 when the champion refused the match. In an effort to save the struggling The Ultimate Fighter franchise, Dana White revealed that arguably his two most polarizing figures would not only fight, but coach against each other on the upcoming series.
[adinserter block=”1″]It will be interesting to see if anyone from the MMA media takes the UFC president Dana White to task for booking this farce of a fight. It will also be interesting to hear how White defends the decision and what his plans are for the division following the fight. Needless to say there are a lot of questions that need to be asked. Whether they are answered or not we will find out shortly.
The press conference starts October 17 at 4 PM/EST and will be available thereafter on demand. The video is embedded below so if you can’t watch it live, come back later and enjoy all of the fireworks on the replay.
Get your popcorn ready!
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