Originally written April 27, 2013 on Juiced Sports Blog:
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: Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 30 – the days left until the fall of your champion and the rise of the DARKSIDE #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite30 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 29 – the year AD in which King Dionysius died and was succeed by Spartacus. 29 days and I too take what is rightfully mine #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite29 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 28 – The IQ of anyone who questions that I'm the baddest man walking around this or any other planet. My coronation awaits. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite28 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 27 – the number of unfortunate souls collected on my path to immortality #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite27 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 26 – the day in 1560 in which Nostradamus predicted Chael P Sonnen would be the greatest to have ever done it. He was right #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite26 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 25 – the minutes Jon Jones will spend on his back having a make out session with my fists #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite25 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 24 – the show based around what happens when you mess with Chael Sonnen. Take notes Jonny #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite24 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 23 – the number of veins that will throb through Joe Rogan's neck when he calls this fight #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite23 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 22 – What you'll need to take me down. Scratch that, you'd need two. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite22 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 21 – the age you were legal to drink, the morning after felt similar to what's its like being in the cage with me #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite21 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 20 – Years ago Royce Gracie made the UFC real. Chael Sonnen made it cool. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite20 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 19 – The age I started my MMA career. 16 years later still not a blemish on my face… Or my record #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite19 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 18 – The age I became an adult, but I became a man at 14… Twice #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite18 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 17 – pieces the body of Osiris was torn into by his brother Set. All mythical figures fall. History awaits my arrival. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite17 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 16 – Lincoln, our sixteenth president. He had a belief that the mind is controlled by a higher power. You're looking at it. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite16 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 15 – the number of letters in the word hydropneumatics as well as Chael beats Jones. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite15 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 14 – the number of Stations of the Cross. I hope you're praying to every one of them. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite14 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 13: The number of Apostles (including yours truly) #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite13 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 12 – zodiac signs. All which read, hold tight to your greatest possession, soon it'll be taken at the hands of a Bad Guy. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite12 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 11 – 21 Dec 2012 = 21/12/2012 = 2+1+1+2+2+0+1+2 = 11. The code has been deciphered. The end is near. 11 days… #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite11 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 10 – days until the headlines across the nation read, Chael P. Sonnen… Spelled C-H-A… M-P. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite10 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 9 – the age I stopped believing in the Easter bunny and soon calling you champion will become as real as him. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite9 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 8 – the number where your winning streaks ends and your losing streak begins. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite8 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 7 – on the seventh day he didnt rest, he made Chael P Sonnen. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite7 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 6 – 6 to 1 odds Vegas gives me to beat Jon Jones. Screw what the dummies say, smart money is on Chael Sonnen. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite6 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 5 – the average star rating on Yelp for Mean Street Pizza. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite5 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 4.2 – fastest 40 time in national football league combine. I'd be impressed, but I play real sports, not trying to be best at exercising. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite4 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 4 – the number of moves it takes me to solve a rubics cube. Think I can't solve Jon Jones? #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite3 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 3 – New Jersey, the 3rd state in the United States and the home of my coronation. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite2 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 2 – your official ranking as long as I'm around. #UFC159#4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @sonnench chael sonnen @sonnench 1 – the number of times Chris Brown needs to look at me funny before I slap him silly. You and me tomorrow Jon. #UFC159 #4/27/13 Reply · Retweet · Favorite 18 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto While some may have been impressed by Sonnen's ability to come up with a message for his opponent each and every day for a month leading up to the fight, Jones himself wasn't all that impressed. "I have seen some of Chael's countdown Twitter feed," Jones told Kenny Florian and Dominick Cruz on a recent edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV. "I think I stopped reading it at like day 27, and it doesn't fuel me anymore. "It's foolishness, really." Foolishness or not, Sonnen does his best to keep the fans entertained. MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the UFC 159 main card action on fight night (Sat., April 27, 2013), which is slated to begin promptly at 10 p.m. ET on PPV. The latest fight-by-fight updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel. For all the current news and notes on UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" be sure to check out our complete event archive right here., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/ufc-159-a-look-back-at-chael-sonnens-twitter-countdown-to-jon-jones-fight
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