How upset is the UFC at light heavyweight king Jon Jones for declining a last-minute bout against Chael Sonnen (Pictured), which forced the organization to cancel their first event since Zuffa took the reins in 2001? They contacted ESPN and had Sonnen blast “Bones” on SportsCenter just hours after UFC president Dana White finished lambasting Jones.
Uncle Chael, who is never one to disappoint when placed in front of a camera, referred to Jones as an “entitled brat” and touched on everything from the 25-year-old’s recent DWI arrest to the audacity of biting the hand that feeds him.
Sonnen also gives Dan Henderson props for trying to keep his September 1st appointment with Jones, despite the fact the soon-to-be 42-year-old only had one leg to work with. Henderson was forced to pull out at the 11th hour after blowing the MCL in his knee.
Jones now defends his crown against Lyoto Machida at UFC 152. Sonnen, meanwhile, will not get the title shot he nearly talked his way into. He still faces Forrest Griffin on New Year’s Eve weekend.
I was going to transcribe some of Sonnen’s comments, but that would simply take away from the essence that is Chael P. So, please click the media player below to hear his rant: