Jones To Face Sonnen, Twice

By WBNG News

Jones To Face Sonnen, Twice

October 16, 2012 Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Earlier this year, UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones said he wouldn't give the opportunity of a lifetime to Chael Sonnen.

Now, the two will square off twice next year.

The two men will be the coaches on the Ultimate Fighter 17, which will air in January.

As it has been in the past, the two coaches will fight each other after the series is over.

Jones will take on Sonnen on April 27th at a site yet to be determined.

In September, Jones declined to fight Sonnen on 8 days notice after Dan Henderson suffered an injury and had to pull out of the fight.

Last week Jones tweeted quote "the more I realize how bad the fans want to see me fight Sonnen the more I am beginning to disregard whether he deserves it or not."

He later added quote "A part of me wants to do it for the fans the other part of me feels as if it delegitimizes the importance of championship."

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