Sonnen: I can out-coach Jones

by John Morgan | source:

"Look, I can out-coach [Jones], and that's not a sleight at him," Sonnen said. "Coaching is a skill. You're not born to coach, and I feel like he was kind of born to fight. I feel like, man, that guy can just do this sport. He just knows how to play. He just knows what to do. Coaching, nobody is born into. It's a developed skill. I've been at it 11 years."

Whether or not Sonnen and Jones can help provide the spark UFC officials surely hope fuels a rebound year for "The Ultimate Fighter" remains to be seen. But Sonnen said his experience on the show was a great one. Now, it's on to his preparation for an April bid at Jones' title. Of course, he's not quite ready to talk about that just yet.

"I've watched every season (of 'TUF'), but from my living room, I didn't get it," Sonnen admitted. "It looks like these guys are having fun. That's how this edited. They get in there, they fight a little bit. There's so much more to it, and there's so much more on the line. The way something gets televised when you only have an hour is the way it gets televised, but when you're looking from our perspective, and you see the risk that's being taken for the reward that is potentially there, it changes you.

"In 2013, look, I've got one big event on my mind: the biggest fight in UFC history, Sonnen vs. Jones in New Jersey. You're going to hear all about it, but you're not going to hear about it right now. 'The Ultimate Fighter' is coming to FX on a brand new night starting in January. That's all you need to know."

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tags: Chael Sonnen (detail)  Jon Jones (detail)  TUF 17   


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ABE FROMAN site profile image  

4/9/13 11:05 PM by ABE FROMAN

....I hope that consoles him after the loss.

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4/9/13 10:31 PM by Chaelismyhero

Chael is a better coach and a better driver.

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4/9/13 10:27 PM by Public got Bigg Riggd

This sonnen ran a tight shift no drama all professional

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

4/9/13 10:05 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

and out-coach him he did! Team Darkside TUF final!

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12/26/12 9:08 AM by Truemanc3


Strykr619 site profile image  

12/26/12 7:32 AM by Strykr619

Someone gets it, this is an audition for hollywood types. If Chaels charisma can translate to acting. I mean this btw.  

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12/26/12 7:22 AM by burner22

A fool and his money are soon parted friend

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12/26/12 12:04 AM by eggs and beef

im betting $300 on chael to beat jones

Unwariestpickle site profile image  

12/22/12 11:04 PM by Unwariestpickle

Sonnen is higher ranked then Belfort at MW, where they both have fought in recent years. Neither of them have relevant rankings at LHW

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12/22/12 2:18 AM by Herring In A Fur Coat

What were the opening lines for Belfort-Jones vs Sonnen-Jones?