Looks like the twitter wars have begun. Since announcing his move to the UFC’s light heavyweight division, Chael Sonnen the former middleweight contender may have some new ammunition to work with.
During FUEL’s “UFC Tonight” Sonnen ideally wanted to fight current champion Jon “Bones” Jones. But he’s scheduled to fight former training partner Dan Henderson of Team Quest at UFC 151 on September 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I don’t think there’s gonna be much left of [Jones] when Dan Henderson gets done with him, if there’s anything left of him, I’d be happy to play cleanup.”
Jones responded by tweeting:
“The things you say about me hold absolutely no weight, you disrespected Anderson and his country but fought like a child. If you’re going to disrespect me out of nowhere, at least disrespect me to my face like a man. And you call me a punk, I’m more man than you’ll ever be. #Coward #Cheater. You’re not worth my time.. Earn a title shot instead of trying to talk your way into one and I’ll be glad to hurt you.”
Known for his colorful verbal attacks on Anderson “The Spider” Silva during his campaign to win the middleweight belt, Sonnen used an array of witty, creative and wise-cracking comments during press events to gain an army of fans and media attention. In the likelyhood that he defeats Forrest Griffin, there is a possibility of him getting a title shot. But would he really want to do that against one of the sports future G.O.A.Ts? [Bloody Elbow]