Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones believes Chael Sonnen is his weakest opponent to date. At UFC 159, he plans to defeat Sonnen in devastating fashion.
“How did Chael get into this picture as my next opponent? This is a sport and the fans come first, and the fans really wanted this fight. The beautiful thing about Chael is that he uses his words. That’s about all he has. He’s just a gang of quotes that no one is going to remember. He’s just weak in every way, shape, or form. He taps before submissions are even sunk in. If I put one hand around his throat, he’s probably gonna tap. Guys like Muhammad Ali, they said a lot of things that were bold statements. The difference between guys like Muhammad Ali and Chael is that guys like Muhammad Ali actually believe. No matter how much he tries to convince himself that he’s gonna win this fight or that he’s the champion without the belt; he just doesn’t believe and that’s why he comes up short in every opportunity he has to be a champion. He doesn’t have a champion’s soul, heart, work ethic. Nothing. He’s not a champion. He’s not made out of championship stuff. He just wants that spotlight. He wants that opportunity. He wants that big fight, and I’m gonna give him what he wants. I will defeat Chael Sonnen in an extremely devastating fashion.”