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Chael Sonnen claims Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic has gone “up in flames” and the UFC is now concentrating on ‘Bones’ vs. Sergei Pavlovich

Chael Sonnen has heard rumors of an interesting main event for UFC 293 in Australia.When the card was announced, many expected the main event to be Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight title against the winner of Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis. However, according to Sonnen, he says the winner of that fight may not

Chael Sonnen claims Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic has gone “up in flames” and the UFC is now concentrating on ‘Bones’ vs. Sergei Pavlovich

Chael Sonnen has heard rumors of an attention-grabbing fundamental occasion for UFC 293 in Australia.


When the cardboard was introduced, many anticipated the principle occasion to be Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight title in opposition to the winner of Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis. Nevertheless, based on Sonnen, he says the winner of that battle is probably not prepared so as a substitute, he’s heard that the principle occasion can be Jon Jones defending his heavyweight title for the primary time in opposition to Sergei Pavlovich.

The battle between Jones and Pavlovich would catch many unexpectedly as all indicators pointed towards ‘Bones’ vs. Stipe Miocic. Nevertheless, Sonnen says that the battle has gone “up in flames” which is why the UFC is popping to Jones vs. Pavlovich.

“I’m listening to robust rumors that Stipe and Jones goes to go up in flames and that Sergei Pavlovich vs. Jones is going on in August,” Sonnen informed Thiccc Boy (h/t MMAMania). “Sturdy sufficient that I can inform you that’s no less than being pursued. I don’t know the place they’re in agreeing, however that’s no less than being pursued. And for those who did have companions in Australia, you promised them ‘Izzy’ [Israel Adesanya] and also you mentioned, ‘Look, I can’t ship however I can carry you Jones and Pavlovich, are we good?’ They’d most likely say, ‘Yeah, we’re good.’

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“I’ve to provide Jon Jones credit score, I actually do and that pains me,” Sonnen continued. “I acquired to provide him credit score right here as a result of folks have mentioned he was going to battle Stipe then he was going to retire. It’s like effectively, maintain on, folks. Let me remind you of 1 factor. Whenever you speak in regards to the mindset, you speak like Jon Jones doesn’t have the braveness, let me simply remind you he thought he was preventing Francis, he agreed to battle Stipe, and he ended up in there with Ciryl.”

As of proper now, the UFC has but to announce the principle occasion of UFC 293 on September 9. However, if Sonnen is to be believed, the UFC will announce Jones-Pavlovich quickly.

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