Chael Sonnen's decision to move up to light heavyweight and take a fight with Forrest Griffin has some buzzing that a win could move Sonnen into line for a shot at the light heavyweight title, especially if the champion is still Jon Jones. This, of course, ignores the fact that Dana White has publicly said that Forrest will basically never be in the title picture again, so a win over him shouldn't earn anyone a title shot.
Regardless, Sonnen has been a critic of Jones in the past and a fight between the two men would likely sell better than something like Jones against Lyoto Machida or any other recent victim of the champion.
Today, Jon fired a shot at the former middleweight title challenger as a reply to a tweet advertising that Sonnen would call you if you purchased a Cage Fitness system:
One can only guess that the "cheater" claim is related to Sonnen's use of testosterone replacement therapy which has been approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission via their providing him with an exemption. Sonnen had previously been suspended for testing well over the accepted testosterone ratio, but that did not prevent the NSAC from going ahead with the exception.
Update: There were two other tweets as well:
Update 2 - Sonnen responds after the jump.
Advice to— chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 15, 2012
@jonnybones. Take some of that Nike money, hire new writers.
Boarding plane to Oregon now, home of your corporate wage masters. Next time you are in town, knock on my door. Don't drive.— chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 15, 2012
Jones responds to that:
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 15, 2012
@sonnench lol you're an idiot if you think I haven't heard every dui joke in the book. I applaud original ones, that's powerless
For everyone who thinks I'm "falling into chaels game" I know exactly what I'm doing..— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 15, 2012