Jon Jones Responds to Sonnen: 'I'm Going to Use My TV Platform to Clown You'

Damon Martin@@DamonMartinContributor IMarch 21, 2013

Sep 22, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; UFC fighter Jon Jones against fighter Vitor Belfort (not pictured) during a light heavyweight bout at UFC 152 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
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For the last few weeks, UFC Tonight co-host Chael Sonnen has been using his air time to take more than a few jabs at his next opponent UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

From claiming that Jones would soon be the "Octomom of the Octagon" after having his third child recently to his most recent statement saying, "Jon, I’m coming to New Jersey, ‘cause I got a job to do. I’m a fully loaded cannon, boy, and I’m pointing right at you. So here’s a little advice, go get in your car and go hit another tree, do whatever you gotta do to stay away Jones, you don’t want to fight me."

While Sonnen's poetry was creative, Jones was certainly paying attention and he wasn't laughing.

The UFC light heavyweight king after being poked and prodded for a few weeks now finally took to his Twitter account to respond to Sonnen.  While he used words this time around, he plans on making his statement via their fight at UFC 159 on April 27.

Jones wasn't done with his single message however because Sonnen's barbs happen quite often, and he plans on shutting him up in a big way when they face off in the Octagon.

"Please keep it going, feed me," Jones wrote.  "There will be no lines to remember come April 27."

Sonnen's ability to hype a fight is unmatched in all of MMA, but it also writes a rather large check that he's then forced to cash on fight night.

With more than a month still to go until fight time, Sonnen will have plenty of space left on his weekly appearance via UFC Tonight to respond and he's likely to do just that next Tuesday when the show airs again.

This isn't the first time Jones has had an opponent come after him prior to the fight.

During the lead-up to his fight against former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the verbal sparring got quite heated, and then again when Jones faced off with his former teammate and friend Rashad Evans.

In both cases, Jones won the fights in dominant fashion finishing Jackson and winning a one-sided five round decision against Evans.

Jones plans on keeping that streak alive when he faces Sonnen in New Jersey at UFC 159.

Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report