Greg Jackson looks at Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) and knows he’s a challenge to Jon Jones’ (17-1) light heavyweight championship.
“It’s a tougher fight than people think,” said Jackson on Fight Hub. “I don’t take him lightly and we’re going in to rock. He’s going to be a tough fight.”
The two are currently coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter. They are slated to meet on the finale of the season on April 27. The fight is scheduled for Newark, NJ with the venue not disclosed.
When Jackson was asked if the critics are right that Sonnen talked his way into the fight, Jones’ coach was quick to point out Sonnen’s accomplishments. Jackson said he has legitimate credentials as his two losses to Anderson Silva (33-4) can’t be held against him.
“I like Chael,” said Jackson. “I think he’s a great guy.”