Although last week’s announcement of Chael Sonnen coaching The Ultimate FIghter and receiving a UFC title shot against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was met with great controversy, it has certainly drawn a plethora of media and fan attention alike. UFC President Dana White has no confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the date for the title clash is now set for April 27, 2013, and while nothing is official, the promotion is aiming for a return to New Jersey.
“The finale will be at The Hard Rock (Las Vegas)… (TUF 17) premieres in January and then we’re talking right now – this isn’t etched in stone – but we’re talking about New Jersey for the Jones fight.”
Jones, a resident of Rochchester, New York. Has not competed in Jersey since becoming champion by demolishing Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in March of last year. The polarizing champion is sure to draw a lot of attention from across the river if he does in fact meet Sonnen in New Jersey.