Chael Sonnen (27-12) says the new season of The Ultimate Fighters has the nastiest field of competitors yet. Sonnen faces off against Jon Jones (17-1) for the UFC light heavyweight title on April 27 in New Jersey. Here’s what he told MMA Fighting about the show and his rival coach.
“This tournament is incredibly nasty. When Dana said it, here’s the problem, I’m not sure of who he’s referring to. There’s some hammers in this tournament, there really are. I also heard him make the comment, and he said it jokingly, but he still said it that,`What am I going to do with the winner of the tournament, put him against Anderson Silva for the title?’ When the president talks that way, it means something. This is the nastiest field of competitors. All you have to do is watch the very first show. It’s the eliminations to see who gets into the house. When you see the guys who don’t make it into the final cut, that’s when you’re going to understand how tough it is.”