Broiler of the Week: Chael Sonnen

We're back with another Broiler of the Week and this time it is UFC top draw Chael Sonnen. Sonnen somehow got himself back into the limelight AND the main event picture. He's been granted a title shot against UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

"Welcome to life. We don't deserve things, you get what you get," said Sonnen during a media call to officially announce that he and Jones will be rival coaches on next season's version of 'The Ultimate Fighter.'

"And let's understand, not one of those fighters said, 'Hey Dana, I'll fight Chael. Hey Dana, let me prove that I am the No. 1 contender. Let me fight that guy.' Not one of them," he said. "They all sat there and said their little things. But I called everyone one of those bastards out and I'll call them out right now.

"I have no problem getting a tune-up fight and slapping anyone of those guys around, including the karate kid."

Sonnen's last comment was directed at Lyoto Machida. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion was among Sonnen's harshest critics. Meanwhile, Machida said no when offered a shot at Jones at UFC 151. So he shouldn't say shit.

Jones and Sonnen are scheduled to fight on April 27. White said the fight could take place in New Jersey.

Dan Henderson got screwed and I am not happy about that but good for Chael and it should be a good fight.

Henderson was slated to face Jones on Sept. 1 at UFC 151 in Las Vegas. But he suffered a partial MCL tear that forced him to withdraw from the bout.

"I guess I should just quit training to win fights and be exciting for the fans and just go to (trash) talking school," Henderson said.


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