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Jones camp: “Chael is tougher than people credit him”

If you had forgotten, the story of Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen spans back to the first ever
cancelled UFC event in Sept. 2012, 151. The reason being that Dan Henderson became injured and Jones refused to fight then middleweight Chael Sonnen on late notice. Since then, fans clamored for the match-up and the UFC answered. For the fans now calling foul on the match-up, the Jones camp says this is closer than you think.

“There are a lot of danger zones with Chael. Chael is tougher than a lot of people give him credit for. When we didn’t want to fight him on three days’ notice or whatever, we’d never fight anybody on such short notice for somebody at Jon Jones level. People think he doesn’t have any punching power, but then you see him drop Anderson Silva. Once he gets on top of you, it’s trouble, and a lot of guys can’t seem to get around that ground-and-pound style, so if you don’t do things correctly with him, you get in trouble real quick. We have to make sure we take him very seriously. He’s a very tough opponent and he’s very smart. He’s going to try to negate the length and push the fight forward, and we have to be ready for that. We have to be ready for a 25-minute, all out war. He’s going to try to wear Jon down with his cardio. We have to be ready for all of those eventualities to make sure that Jon is on point and ready and can execute his gameplan. It’s not going to be an easy fight.” – Via

Reminder: The two are set to face off April 27th, live from Newark, NJ, live on pay-per-view. The title will of course be on the line. Agree with

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