Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 4/28/13
For the second time in three UFC title fights, Chael Sonnen (pictured) came within seconds of shocking the world en route to capturing a shiny belt. Reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones was an astronomical 10-to-1 favorite to dispose of Sonnen at UFC 159, but believe it or not, Uncle Chael was just 27 ticks away from serving up an upset special and taking Jones’ crown on Saturday night. Sure, Sonnen wouldn’t have notched the biggest win of his controversial career by conventional means, but it wasn’t his fault “Bones” broke his big toe at some point during the opening round. Can you imagine Sonnen walking the mean street of West Linn, Oregon with UFC gold around his waist? Would it have been safe to roam that “violent neighborhood” with that type of bling? Of course it would have, Sonnen’s a gangster. Speaking of gangster, despite not realizing his fractured bone had pierced through the skin until conducting his post-fight interview, Jones claims he would have continued fighting
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