"Chael Sonnen is in full training camp right now. He's been training since he got offered the Jones fight. He said, 'I'm in full camp right now because Vitor will get hurt and pull out, and it will be Jones vs. Sonnen, anyway." - USAToday
Ever the optimist, "The American Gangster" is in full blown training camp mode preparing to step in for former UFC champ Vitor Belfort in case the 35-year old pulls up lame before his fight with Jon Jones next Saturday.
Sonnen (27-12) originally agreed to face Jones at UFC 151 on just 9-days notice, but Jones pulled out of the fight citing a lack of time to prepare, and the event was cancelled.
The organization decided instead to move Jones to UFC 152 opposite Belfort, but Sonnen is betting that the former champ will bow out before the fight.