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UFC 159 is almost her, but if you've been following the Twitter account of event headliner and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen, you already knew that, didn't you?
As the days have winded down to Saturday's (April 27, 2013) pay-per-view (PPV) event in Newark, N.J., Sonnen has counted the moments in the form of a witty, or perhaps even insulting, social media message for his fans and upcoming opponent, reigning 205-pound champion Jon Jones.
Much like his personality in real life, Sonnen's countdown was a mix of comical, courageous and confusing, but ultimately it only added to the anticipation for his title bout against Jones just hours from now in "The Garden State."
If you happened to miss any of Sonnen's UFC 159 Twitter count down, we've compiled a neat and tidy list for you to catch up on.
Check it out:
chael sonnen @sonnench
30 – the days left until the fall of your champion...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Chael Sonnen proved timing is everything in the UFC on Saturday night.
In fact, a mere 27 seconds was the difference between a "shock the world" moment and what is now a likely retirement for the bombastic fan favorite.
On a weird night that saw unintentional eye pokes put a premature end to two fights in the undercard of UFC 159, undisputed light heavyweight champion...
MAKE IT HAPPEN
Dana White says Anderson Silva reached out to him after UFC 159 to say he wanted a superfight. Who does he want to face?
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...
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones demolished Chael Sonnen by first-round TKO at UFC 159 in Newark, N.J. on Saturday…
Jon Jones ended the night in a stool, the victim of one of the several odd injuries at UFC 159.
Fortunately for Jones, he was smiling through the pain with the UFC light heavyweight belt secured to his waist after a first-round TKO victory over Chael Sonnen at Prudential Center early Sunday morning.
Jones appeared to have dislocated the big toe on his left foot.
There has been so talk about this fight and a lot of trash talk. Mostly coming from the Sonnen camp, Chael is a throwback to P.T. Barnum, he is a barker who promotes himself very well. The big question on everyone’s mind is: Can Chael back up his boastful statements and actually beat the Light Heavyweight Champion in the form of Jon “Bones” Jones?... Read more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had their 4th pay-per-view event on Saturday.
The much anticipated bout pegged light heavyweight champion Jon Jones against former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen. The event took place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, and captured the attention of UFC fans everywhere, despite Jones being a heavy favorite.
Tensions bled way into...
The Jones Boys have some incredible genes with 2 professional football players and quite possibly the most talented MMA fighter in the world. Good to see the family showing support for the Champ.
Jon Jones The Underwear Model
Jon Jones Nike Commercial
“Witness a man’s dream of becoming a champion be demolished.” – Jon JonesUFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and his UFC 159 opponent Chael Sonnen have a great history of exchanging unkind words. When Sonnen made the jump to the light heavyweight division last year, he immediately wanted a shot at the title, because he’s a confident guy and that’s pretty typical...
UFC 159 headliner Chael Sonnen stated in an interview yesterday that WWE star CM Punk will be in his locker room prior to his UFC 159 fight with Jon Jones. Here is what he said and video of the interview…
“He will be here Saturday. He will be in the locker room. I don’t believe he will be part of the walk-out, but he’s welcome to.
But, he does have front-row seats that Dana...
Pop! Compound fracture. [h/t Cage Potato]
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Nike puts out a commercial for Jon Jones before his UFC 159 match up with Chael Sonnen. Hopefully more and more fighters will start getting Nike deals and the money that comes with it like Jones.
Jon Jones has his own Nike shoe
Anderson Silva’s custom Nike Shoe
Jon Jones had to climb the UFC ranks just like any other young up and comer. We tend to forget that he had seven dominant showings before being rewarded with his title shot against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua. It was a different kind of climb though. Before the Tonight Show appearance, the Rashad Evans soap opera, and the eventual culmination into a Nike sponsorship - this was...
Speculation is running rampant as Dana White confessed that Anderson Silva called him tonight and asked for a specific fight. GSP? Michael Bisbing? Or is it the super fight with Bones Jones we all want to see? Who knows, but Dana also stressed that Anderson has a fight with Chris Weidman that needs to be taken care of first. Could we see Jones vs Silva in late 2013? We...
Congratulations to Wes who won our UFC 159 Pick 'Em Contest, and also to Luke Fortune who was April's monthly winner (via tiebreaker). Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC on FX: Belfort vs Rockhold on May 18th. Thanks for playing!
Jon Jones - 85%
Michael Bisping - 63%
Roy Nelson - 85...