Former UFC middleweight and light-weight heavyweight title challenger has just lately gotten in a hotel lobby ruckus, having been billed with battery of five separate victims at the Luxor Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. However, this was not the first time the ‘West Linn Gangster’ was concerned in an strange circumstance in a lobby.
In an job interview in the course of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour, Sonnen pointed out how he was irritated by the very last textual content information to him sent by previous UFC gentle heavyweight winner Jon Jones, which consisted solely of a middle finger emoji.
Obnoxious as the concept could have been, it served to remind Sonnen of an additional scenario involving Jones, which took area immediately after their title combat at UFC 159, in April 2013. At the time, Chael was joined by his mom early in the morning at the foyer of the hotel wherever they ended up keeping in New Jersey, when suddenly ‘Bones’ entered the room sporting nothing but sweatpants.
“Oh my goodness, this was great,” Sonnen recalled. “So Jon and I struggle in New Jersey, and we get finished [at] about 2:00 a.m. [and back] from the arena. The struggle ends at 1:00 a.m. and I have received to get stitches, then there’s a submit-battle press convention, so it’s 2:00 a.m., it is a late night. I have received to be in the lobby at 6:00 a.m. the next morning to satisfy my mom to get to the airport to fly back again to Portland. So Jon was up around the clock, and when I get to my mother in the foyer of the resort at 6 a.m., there is only my mother and Jon Jones there.”
“Jon is donning very little but crimson sweatpants,” Sonnen continued. “He’s received no shirt, no hat, no sneakers. When I say very little, he’s sporting absolutely nothing but pink sweatpants. And he’s traveling to with her, and he’s staying pretty well mannered. Jon excuses himself, my mother and I get our bags and we’re heading to go. Jon normally takes the elevator up, then he walks out. It was just one of individuals inns where the doorways are on the exterior so you can see almost everything.”
“And Jon yells down to her one particular final time to get her to search up — dropped his trousers, mooned her, went into his area and went to slumber. She cherished it.”
Whilst Mrs. Sonnen uncovered the complete circumstance very humorous, Chael is aware some people today could not have taken Jon’s actions as frivolously. Even so, Sonnen statements that his mother relished the moment so significantly she continue to talks and brags about it to this working day.
“Some people imagine that’s rude,” Sonnen mentioned. “My mother liked it. She bragged about that to her bunco group. She set a information on Facebook. She nonetheless laughs about that to this working day, so I really do not want to listen to people today say that Jon was inappropriate. It was a humorous moment. It’s up to my mom to make your mind up. She preferred it.”
In his final outing, Sonnen (31-17-1) acquired knocked out by Lyoto Machida, again in June 2019. The loss extended his getting rid of skid to two straight, with yet another TKO reduction to Fedor Emelianenko, again in Oct 2018. The 44-calendar year-old’s past victory occurred in January 2018, when he scored a unanimous decision get in excess of Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.