Video: Jon Jones Says He Would Take Chael Sonnen Fight 'In A Heartbeat' In August 17th Interview

UFC champion Jon Jones continues to get heavy criticism for his refusal to fight Chael Sonnen on short-notice at UFC 151, and it won't be much easier for Jones to cover himself in glory. Last Saturday on The Abe Kanan Show, a weekly program on SiriusXM, interviewed the world's #1 light-heavyweight and discussed a potential fight with Sonnen down the road in 2013. Kanan proceeded to "sell" the champion a fight with Chael, listing several reasons why it could be highly profitable for him, and also saying that Jones would dominate him. The lead-up to the damning quote from Jones starts at about 1:32 in the video below.

Kanan: "Why not just take the fight, do it and make a lot of money?"

Jones: "I totally agree and I'm not sitting here saying that I wouldn't take the fight, I would take the fight in a heartbeat."

Ouch. Well Jones had his chance and said no. That's another notable slip-up revealed in the last few days, with the other major one being his statement on Twitter that he'd never turn down a fight. Keep in mind that tweet was two years ago, the Sonnen quote was last week. Add to that his quote that you'd never have to worry about him getting a DUI and he's built up a bad record of this.

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