Jones: If Sonnen takes me down, so what


Speaking at today's (Oct. 17, 2012) media conference call, Jones talked about the dangers (or lack thereof) of facing a wrestler like Chael and says even if he gets taken down, he has now worries about getting submitted or taking a beating from a ‘weak' opponent.

"I've faced plenty of wrestlers like Vladimir Matyushenko, Jake O'Brien and Matt Hamill and had no problems. Chael is a decent wrestler. He was an Olympic alternate but he wasn't on the team. No disrespect to other alternates but he's not at that level. Who cares if he takes me down, he gets submitted all the time from top position anyways.

I've wrestled since I was a 14 year old boy and I still love wrestling. I'm definitely prepared. If he does take me down, so what? His ground and pound is weak and he gets submitted all the time. If I do get him down, his face will open up. I feel I have nothing to worry about in wrestling. I have a slight edge in jiu-jitsu and I have a huge edge in kickboxing. I'm not intimidated by his power.

I don't see any way Chael can win this fight but I'll still train like a madman. I'm ready to lay the smackdown for the things he said not only for the things he said not just about me but about other people and send him back to the movies."

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Trollgrude11 site profile image  

10/20/12 2:17 PM by Trollgrude11

I don't have a problem with this fight simply because of the fans. Everyone bitched about Jon not taking it the first time so now he is only doing it to appease people (who now complain about the matchup they complained wasn't happening) he isn't interested in the fight because he knows he wins what bothers me is tuf. Now we have to deal with annoying chael for far longer than we should. This fight should take place way sooner so that we can get it over with then have the division begin to move again.

anpack20 site profile image  

10/20/12 1:21 PM by anpack20

Sonnen most certainly wasn't an acceptable replacement for 151, as he didn't deserve to fight for the title and still doesn't. He was only asked to fight for it because the others, who had a better standing at LHW...Machida and Shogun turned the fight down(they weren't just "unavailable"). People complained that the fight didn't happen, now they complain that it's going to happen, it's silly. Personally, I would like for them to wait it out...but they're not, so I'm going to watch anyway, because I'm a fan of both guys and enjoy combat sports.

Odinson site profile image  

10/20/12 11:29 AM by Odinson

better yet he will have and awesome retirement gig commentating.

PhillyFights site profile image  

10/20/12 3:29 AM by PhillyFights

yup. especially the part about opening his face up if he gets on top.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

10/18/12 10:38 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

In this conference call Chael says that no one else walks out to the mound and points where they are going to hit the ball. Babe Ruth supposedly called a home run but I don't think he did so from the batter's box. I know it's a simple misstep BUT Chael is supposed to be super intelligent and the wittiest, sharpest guy on the UFC roster. This gaffe made it sound like he is better sticking to memorizing Superstar Billy Graham promos. I'm waiting on him to say he "lifts barbell plates, I eat t-bone steaks and I'm sweeter than German chocolate cake."The FX exec who said, "Spike should watch their ass" was quicker with that quip and more believable in uttering it than Sonnen's tired schtick. Chael Sonnen to me is Gallagher smashing watermelons. I guess some people still get excited to grab a poncho and watch him do the bit but everyone else would rather not see it again. We will see in the ratings. Brock Lesnar couldn't make anyone watch. Keep this up and the next TUF will be Ronda Rousey in a pure desperation move.

Xavier Wolfe site profile image  

10/18/12 10:10 PM by Xavier Wolfe

After this TUF and the fight. Chael can retire and be set for life. Good on him

Deaf Forever site profile image  

10/18/12 9:29 PM by Deaf Forever

Jones is styling on Sonnen.

WrestlingSucks site profile image  

10/18/12 9:25 PM by WrestlingSucks

jones shouldnt talk about wrestling in regards to olympic alternates. the difference between alternates and their counterparts are usually tiny.lindland was almost an alternate until he used the courts to get back in. he then took silver at the olympics.jones will win but for a guy who wrestled he made a pretty dumb comment

LilBrockonmychest site profile image  

10/18/12 9:23 PM by LilBrockonmychest

He said he wanted to get a full camp in to fight him and now that's what is happening.  Now that he'll have it, he doesn't care where the fight goes. What are you confused about, son?

JakodaRay site profile image  

10/18/12 9:23 PM by JakodaRay

Chael via flying scissor kick into heel hook. Take it to the bank, senorita.