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The Los Angeles Times broke the story that Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will be the coaches of the next season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX and the two will fight on pay-per-view on April 27 for the Light Heavyweight title.
“This should be a good one. Jon has accepted the fight. He knows the fans want to see that fight,” UFC President Dana White told the Times.
The reason it is going to take that long for the two to get in the cage is because Jones injured his arm in his last fight against Vitor Belfort and needs time therapy and time off from MMA to get it healed up.
The two fighters already have a history after Jon Jones, the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight champion, refused to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 151 after Dan Henderson had to be pulled out due to injury. Jones’ refusal led to the pay-per-view to be canceled a week before it was supposed to take place, a first cancelation for the UFC.