When Chael Sonnen was handed a completely undeserved title shot against Jon Jones in an effort to save the failing Ultimate Fighter franchise, it was pretty much a sure thing that some actual light heavyweight contenders would have something to say. And while there have been plenty of comments, there may be no more pointed comment than what Dan Henderson had to say on Twitter.
Here's Hendo's tweet:
I guess I should just quit training to win fights and to be exciting for the fans and just go to shit talking school. @danawhite— Dan Henderson (@danhendo) October 17, 2012
Henderson, of course, was put in a highly anticipated fight with Jones which fell apart when he injured his knee, leading to the cancellation of UFC 151 when Jones wouldn't accept a late replacement fight with Sonnen.
What was then a good "save the card" late replacement fight has become a fight that the UFC has decided to base the upcoming season of TUF around. Meaning that Jones will now fight his second straight middleweight opponent.
It's also worth noting that Dana White said that he thought Michael Bisping beat Sonnen when they met at UFC on Fox 2. So, the UFC has put a guy who their president feels was 1-3 in his last 4 at middleweight directly into a title shot at 205.
It's not hard to understand why any fighter would take issue with this turn of events.