Chael Sonnen discussed the clearer picture at heavyweight now that a championship fight has been confirmed.
“I’ve seen headlines, they were. ‘Francis Ngannou is stripped of the UFC championship! Ciryl Gane versus Jon Jones!’ Like, these things are of interest — kinda,” Sonnen said. “We got a big problem with Stipe Miocic… We got a big middle finger put into the face of Curtis Blaydes. And that’s where the real interest of this is.
“I mean, one fight that you guys have never called for, one fight that was not being sought after and asked for — and please don’t be the jerk that goes, ‘I asked for that Chael. Please go check my Twitter account.’ You know what I’m saying here. Broad stroke, we, as an industry, have never called for Ciryl versus Jon Jones,” Sonnen added. “Never. Not once. We never heard rumors of it. We never speculated around it. That just wasn’t the dance to be done.”