Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/30/13
At UFC 159, Chael Sonnen was unsuccessful in his third attempt at UFC gold. However, unlike his two exciting performances against the greatest fighter in the world in Anderson Silva, Sonnen's fight against Jon Jones was the most lopsided loss of the West Linn native's career. Jones, the highly-regarded 24 year-old Light Heavyweight champ, used his superior size and grappling to dominate and down Sonnen, before finishing him off with vicious ground and pound in the first round. The only damage that Jones sustained was a badly broken toe that he inflicted upon himself, but Sonnen was unable to capitalize on the gruesome injury. Very few fans or analysts believed that Sonnen would win the belt. Jones entered the title bout as a 9-1 betting favorite. However, few believed that Sonnen would appear so vulnerable and helpless against the champion. After this fight, it is clear that at age 36, Sonnen just does not have it in him anymore. He does not have the skill or youth to contend ...
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