Throughout the entire season of The Ultimate Fighter 17 the beef betweenlight heavyweight champion Jon Jones and was pretty musty compared to the one Sonnen had with . In fact, there wasn’t one and to a surprise both showed respect towards each other. Well, that is until now, less than two week’s before they square off inside the Octagon in the main event of UFC 159 in Newark, N.J. on April 27th. Jones finally let the dogs loose on Sonnen for being on his case about his use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). The four time defending champion fired back and accused Sonnen for using steroids throughout his whole career.
Here is what Jones told co-host Dominic Cruz on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight:
“Chael Sonnen’s a guy who, people know he’s been on steroids throughout his whole career,” Jones said. “That’s probably why his testosterone level is low now. I don’t think that’s the heart and attitude of a champion. So that’s what I meant when I said he lacks championship soul.”
Additionally, Jones also commented on Sonnen skills,
“I’m really not concerned extremely with Chael’s gifts,” Jones said. “He’s an awesome fighter. He’s pretty good at boxing, he loves his wrestling and his been pretty successful in his wrestling. He has pretty good ground and pound and I just familiarized myself with the whole thing and what I’m getting ready to face. I wouldn’t say there’s any one thing that concerns me.”
Whether or not Jones’ fact is true, I’m just glad the buddy-mode relationship between them is over, and hope to see a bloody brawl next weekend for UFC 159.