Chael Sonnen is racist and â€śa jokeâ€ť who embarrassed America, according to the UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Jones thinks that Sonnenâ€™s baiting of Anderson Silva went too far and that he crossed the line with various comments about Brazil, its culture and its social and economic conditions.
â€śHe mentions Brazilian kids playing with dirt while American kids play with normal toys. He talks about people's parents and families and wives. He's a bona fide bully. The Brazilian thing, I lost a lot of respect for him,â€ť Jones told MMA Junkie.
â€śWhat he said was racist. It was disrespectful and unacceptable. I have a strong stance on this because I hate what he's doing. You can't just insult a whole country like that. It was terrible. As Americans, we should have been embarrassed by what he did.â€ť
Sonnen has recently turned his attention to Jones after moving up to light-heavyweight in the wake of a failed second attempt to take the middleweight belt from Anderson. Over the weekend, Sonnen sent numerous inflammatory Twitter messages both to Jones or about him.
â€śI'm not going to allow him to get a title fight from talking. It's not going to happen. Chael Sonnen will not get a title fight from using his mouthâ€¦ The light-heavyweight division is a completely different beast. I won't allow him to just jump the rankings with his mouth. It's not going to happen,â€ť Jones says.
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