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Jon Jones Calls Chael Sonnen A Coward And A Cheater On Twitter (Updated)

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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.

Jon Jones faces Dan Henderson at UFC 151 while Sonnen will face Griffin on December 29.

Update: There were two other tweets as well:

@sonnench If you're going to disrespect me out of nowhere, at least disrespect me to my face like a man.
Aug 15 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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in reply to @sonnench

@sonnench the things you say about me hold absolutely no weight, you disrespected Anderson and his country but fought like a child.
Aug 15 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Update 2 - Sonnen responds after the jump.

Jones responds to that:

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