UFC 151 & Jon Jones: Mike Winkeljohn weighs in
Bloody Elbow: So Mike, what's your take on UFC 151/Jon Jones drama?
Mike Winkeljohn: Enough's enough. I can't sit back on the sidelines any longer. All I can say to everybody, don't put this on Jon. There are others to blame. This UFC 151 problem should have been resolved weeks ago. Chael Sonnen is a smart guy with cardio for days. He has relentless takedowns and is a much different fighter than Dan Henderson.
How long has Chael been attacking Jon in the media? Hmm. He's a man known for moneymaking schemes and cheating by bending the rules. And he's done this in various arenas. I think Chael played almost everyone like a fiddle. But I believe like a coward he tried to train and strike Jon when Jon wasn't looking. But hey, Jon is a warrior, and he, actually we, saw it coming. All I can say to Chael is nice try.
Jon vs. Sonnen. With no surprise attacks like Pearl Harbor. That's a fight I want to see. Jon will win the war, and I think the UFC should capitalize on it.
BE: So, you're saying you want to see Jones vs Sonnen (just not on 8-slash-3 day's notice)?
MJ: Oh yeah. There's nothing more that we want than that.
BE: To your knowledge was Jon Jones offered Chael Sonnen for UFC 152 in Toronto?
MJ: "To my knowledge he was not offered it. I'm not his manager. I do not know about that. I'm not sure why, or if there was some kind of contractual agreement elsewhere. But I know that Jon would be super-motivated to beat up on Chael in Toronto."
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