Sonnen glad to arrange Belfort & Jesus meeting, Jones just laughs

Monday, January 21, 2013

Immediately after Belfort beat Bisping in Brazil Saturday night, The Phenom launched into an impassioned tirade against Chael Sonnen, asking that the next title shot vs. UFC Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones not go to the Gangster from Oregon.

“I want to get the belt,” Belfort barked to Jon Anik. “Take that punk Chael Sonnen, get him out! Dana, Lorenzo, kick him out! Let me fight Jon Jones. I need that rematch. Take that clown away. GO HOME.

“You did a reality show. Go home. Let me fight the real champion. Champion against champion, not that clown.”

As the Jones and Sonnen just finshing stints as opposing coaches on TUF 17, so Dana and Lorenzo are not going to be doing anything of the kind.

Never the less, Sonnen countered on the Fuel TV post-fight show.

“Let me be real clear and speak direct with you Vitor,” said Sonnen. “You’ve been telling the world that you’d like to meet Jesus. I’d be glad to arrange that travel. But, first, I’m going to get rid of Jon Jones. But, you are next.

“Let me be clear. Vitor, I accept, but don’t make any mistake about that. You’ve called me out twice now. Once after I signed a contract to fight Anderson, and once when you know I was busy with Jon Jones, but I’m letting you know I accept.”

The verbal sparring continued.

“He is a clown,” Belfort said again, this time to Fuel TV’s Heidi Androl. “Get out, get out of the way. You just got knocked out pretty badly by Anderson Silva, then you fight Jon Jones. You don’t deserve it. Do the reality show. Let me fight. Real champion vs. real champion. I think you are a good athlete, but you need to go to the back of the line and let me fight the real champion in a rematch.”

There are a few things you can count on in MMA, including Dana White cursing, Ronda Rousey getting attention, and Chael Sonnen having the last word.

Chael Sonnen had the last word.

“I’m really confused as to what’s going on,” said Sonnen. “I don’t know if he knows we’re not in the same weight class. I don’t know if he knows he’s not the champion. I keep hearing him say champion vs. champion. He keeps saying to come move out of the way. I would never tell someone to move out of the way but I’d damn sure knock them out of the way. Vitor, that’s one thing you’re not going to be able to do.”

Jones too weighed in on the callout, via Twitter.

@JonnyBones what do you think about the vitor challenge? CALLN U OUT PALAYA!!

Jon Bones Jones @JonnyBones
Seems like the thing to do lately

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@troynunes: @JonnyBones laughing at Vitor calling him and Chael out