We will have UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones very shortly, followed by Chael Sonnen.
Jon is on his way. Send in your questions for Jones now.
Jon is here!
Jones you never really been taken down do u believe sonnen will be the first to do this?
I have a goal of not allowing Chael Sonnen to take me down in this fight, but I've become comfortable of the thought of fighting off my back.
Jon and chael, What is fight week like for a fighter? Do you train or has the work been done?
I feel like the work has already been done. Right now is about weight management and focusing on having a positive psychology.
Jon how did you get interested in fighting for UFC
Kind of something I fell into. I thought it would be a great transition over from wrestling.
JONES if you win will you look for epic fight against ANDERSON THE SPIDER SILVA?
I'm not saying that, guy.
jon are you a buffalo bills fan?
No, but I am a huge fan of Rochester. Shout out to 585.
Jon how do you plan to deal with Chael's in your face pressure tyoe of style?
It's not about his style. It's my Octagon.
John, Chael is so handsome, does that concern you?
It does a little bit.
Why did you agree to fight someone with such a mediocre record?
You guys wanted to see it.
Jon have you grown to respect Chael after working with him this season on TUF?
Not really respect. I understand what I am up against.
Is there a fighter you want to fight that you have not fought yet?
Yes. Alexander Gustafsson.
Did you verbally submit to Vitor
Come on, son.
JBJ- any desire to avenge your loss to 'The Hammer'?
No. I got disqualified. He won it fair and square.
Jon, working on any knew BJJ techniques or subs lately?
im ready to fight you
Of Atlanta? Interesting. Meet me in New Jersey this weekend.
Who would you compare stylistically Chael with any fighter you've faced so far?
He is like none other. A southpaw that actually shoots. This should be interesting.
Jon, you seemed very focused at Saturday's interview during 158. How do you see yourself finishing Chael?
Don't really know yet. It depends on what he gives me. When the moment happens I'll be ready to take it.
Can you both AGREE to fight the atrocity of dropping Wrestling from the Olympics and for getting MMA legalized in NY?
Who ya got in the Aldo/Pettis fight?
You have to go with Aldo. He is a great champion and is champion for a reason.
Jon, how do you feel about people saying you've fought aging stars, such as Rampage, Machida, Shogun, Evans, and now Chael?
It's not my fault I was born late.
Are you so good that even you can't beat you?
Would you like to see Dan Henderson at some point in you career??
Depending on how he does against Rashad Evans, yes.
Will the eventual move to heavyweight be permanent, and who would u want to fight first @ hw
It definitely wouldn't be permanent. It would just be to prove critics wrong. I would seek an opponent in the Top 10.
would you be interested in a fight with Fedor?
whats your favorite KO of all time to watch. Any fighter, ever
I like when Gonzaga did the head kick to Cro Cop.
Would you ever consider a career in WWE?
I would love to make an appearance.
Garbage plates are the best thing since the UFC. Also a great way to live like you are dying.
What are your long term UFC goals?
To break many records. To be established as the greatest by the time I retire.
What do you consider your best/favorite win and why?
My best victory has to be Rashad Evans because there was so much animosity and true emotions behind it.
whats the best trash talk you've gotten from chael so far?
I think it's all been pretty good. Chael is one of a kind.
What is your thoughts on cain's skills and would you like to fight him?
I would love to fight Cain Velasquez.
Will I get a chance to scream at the top of my lungs "It is all over folks" this weekend Jon??
IIIITTTTT'SSSSSS ALL OVER!!!
Who do you think would win Between GSP and Anderson ?
Anderson. Because he is Anderson.
Brittany or Arianny?
Not saying, guy.
Some say when you dropped Machida after the standing choke, it was reckless & unsportsmanlike. That you could've seriously injured him by dropping him when he was out. What do you say to that?
I was just doing my job.
What is your thought on TRT?
Watch ESPN's "Dan LeBatard: Highly Questionable" later this week. I go pretty in depth.
Do you and Arthur give chandler a hard time for not being a world champ?
No, he will get there. If anything, Chandler is giving Arthur a hard time about having better individual seasons.
Your Nike trunks are cool. It's good to see a UFC fighter getting some love from a big sponsor. Have you met MJ at any Nike events?
No I haven't, but I've gotten to meet LeBron a few times, though.
If you fight Anderson would you want to keep it standing or use your superior wrestling skills? I think youd win either places.
What would you do?
Would you ever want your kids to get into MMA?
Absolutely. I am currently training them. Basic combo's.
what was your best moment in a fight?
My best moment, I would have to say, was choking out Rampage and crawling to the middle of the cage feeling like a stud.
Do you have a stance on the Fallon Fox debacle?
I thank that is a strong person. I respect her strength.
Would you rather humiliate or humble Chael Sonnen
Neither. He's used to losing.
Bigger demolition, Lebron over you in basketball or you over him in a fight?
Him beating me in a basketball game. He would smoke me. I wouldn't even score a point.
What part of your game will we see most improved this Saturday evening?
My general ability against southpaws.
Would you expect an immediate rematch if Chael beats you?
Not even going there.
How does your family react to you fighting?
Listen closely to any previous fights and you should be able to hear my mom screaming. "Get 'em Johnny!!!"
Train with anyone famous?
what do you listen to leading up to a fight that gets you pumped up and ready to go?
Lots of reggae.
Who did you root for in the AFC championship game. Pats or Ravens?
Subconsciously I was rooting for the Ravens, but I try to remain neutral, though.
Outside of yourself, who do you consider the best all around fighter at Jackson's?
Carlos Condit. He is versatile and competes at a high level and is pretty consistent in his performances.
How long would it take you to be ready to fight at Heavyweight?
It won't take me very long at all. Gaining weight is a lot easier than losing it.
Was there an alternative career for you before you started MMA?
Law enforcement. I always wanted to help people.
Hardest shot you've taken in the Octogon?
The hardest shot I've taken still has to be from the Rashad Evans fight. The overhand right. He caught me nice.
wanna train with us JBJ?
Nah, I'm scared homie.
Is there anyone you wouldn't look forward to fighting if you were in a lower weight class?
If I was in a lower weight class, I would look forward to fighting "Cowboy" Cerrone. Cause I owe him one for a Q&A he did a while ago.
Does Chandler have a wrestling background? In the final Pats regular season game he intercepted a pass and it took about 5 guys to pull him down.
Yes, Chandler wrestled in middle school and was actually brought up to varsity as a freshman.
I appreciate all the love and support that you guys show. I'll be sure to make you guys proud this Saturday night. Follow @sixgungibson and @izzystyle to see behind the scenes photos.
Thanks so much to Jon Jones for joining us. Chael will be with us shortly ...
Send your questions for Chael now ...
Chael, Who do you want to defend your belt against after you finish Jon Jones?
Chael, what's your opinion of Tyson Fury?
Do you know how to get a hold of him? Tell him to bring me a sandwich.
Chael- Is West Linn the mecca for wrestling? obv the greatest ever originates from there...
You are a wise man.
will men ever fight women in the octagon?
Come at me, bro.
Man have fought women right? You fought Bisping.
how do you picture yourself finishing this punk!?
Like a gangster.
Chael, who is your favorite fighter to watch, when you aren't fighting?
GSP. He is aggressive.
Chael who is the biggest fraud in the ufc?
Any interest in running for office? We could use a few conservative gangsters to get this country back on track.
Yes, and you are right.
If you can wrestle me for 5 rounds i think you can squash Jon, What do you thick Chael??
Chael its not too late to back out.
It is for me.
Any chance you go back down to middleweight in the future or is this move final?
Hey Chael! Great job as coach on TUF. I really thought that the way you handled the team and how you inspired them to work to their abilities was awesome! Any gig as a motivation speaker?
You clearly have an eye for talent.
Chael, how does your body feel sparring and preparing for 205 rather than 185?
I have a lot more energy.
Chael, what's your favorite meal after the weigh-in? How much (if any) do you have to cut to hit 205?
Club sandwich, french fries and a Coca-Cola big enough to swim in.
Sonnen: Which victory in your career are you most proud of?
My hardest fight was against Yushin Okami.
Chael you've made very crucial mistakes in your last two title fights that have led to you losing those bouts. How do you plan to minimize those mistakes against Jon?
How will you end this fight Jon
Will CM PUNK be in your corner?
Figuratively or literally?
Do you think Vegas is giving away money this Sat night???
No, but we are damn sure taking it.
Chael, which submission do you think Jon will finish you with Saturday? I'm going out on a limb and picking triangle.
Hey Sean, how is your mom doing. She left awfully late last night and boy was she drunk.
Did you and Anderson ever have that BBQ?
No. I don't eat dog.
any regrets for comments about Brazil as a country?
Yes, I wish I would have made more.
Read your book, loved it. Will you write another one when you retire undefeated and undisputed?
It's good to be in the presence of a fellow genius.
Have you been training with Magalhaes again? What do you think about his chances against Phil Davis?
Bubba, Jon Jones the real or the Virgil?
Make him humble.
Remember when you and Jason Mayhem Miller fell through the canvas? Good times!
Was this camp free from injury? After this fight, who do you want next?
Yes. I do not participate in injuries.
We are having Chael Fest this weekend, you want to stop by after you win?
I would love to, but I'm going to take a rain check.
Chael- I will be there Saturday night? How fast until you put him on his back? Good luck!
How quick can Bruce Buffer get out of the cage.
Would you fight Rampage outside of the UFC?
I slapped Rampage in a bar about a week ago.
Whats the craziest thing you've seen in a training camp?
HOW SHOULD THIS COUNTRY PROTECT OUR BORDERS?
Following the laws that are in place.
I read your book too...please walk out to "Sun King"!
Your mom hasn't almost shot Yushin again right?
No, I think he learned his lesson to knock.
Can you hook me up with front row seats to the Jon Jones beatdown Saturday?
Yes I could.
Would you rather humiliate Jon or humble him?
You get boo'ed a lot. What would you do if the crowd actually cheered for you?
I'm not looking for their approval. They can take their cheers and shove them up their ass.
Lots of people seem to enjoy slapping Rampage in bars, I think Rashad did it once too.
Hey Chael, been a Huge fan since the Marquardt fight. Are you worried about Jones threating you off his back?
Chael, what is ur thoughts about the fan that attacked you last weekend?
He should have been quicker.
are any of the guys you coached on tuf training with you now?
Yes, all of them.
Who is your biggest inspiration besides your mom Chael?
It wasn't you.
Who is Front Row Brian?
weakest spot in Jones' game?
Would you drink your own urine if it gave you super powers?
have you perfected the spinning backfist yet?
Nope. Threw it away.
What Up Chael
Mind your own business, Brock.
Good luck on Saturday. Watch out for those elbows.
Take your advice, save it into a paper sack, drive down the freeway, roll the window down and let the sack go.
Ever prop bet on a fight?
Will you be suing KFC for utilizing the promo: I Ate The Bones?
do you think your skull will hurt JBJ's elbows?
How much longer do you plan on fighting professionally?
As long as there is people that need their ass kicked, I will continue my obligation to society.
Any new advancements in steroid masking you're excited about?
You better win Saturday man, I got money riding on you!
I appreciate the new Bentley. I promise to drive safely.
Who do you think would win, GSP vs the spider?
GSP. Not even close.
Who has hit more telephone polls, Jon Jones or an Electrician?
Haha. It's close.
After you beat Jon you should take Cain's belt.
It's a good idea.
If you win, is this the biggest upset ever?
I don't make those rules.
do you think Uriah Hall has what it takes to make it in the UFC
He will be world champion.
Somebody famous in history you would like to fight?
Yeah, there is lots of people. Currently, my congressman Kurt Shrader.
Chael, would you say the most significant aspect of your game superior to Jones is your heart?
Is this the biggest fight of your life?
Watching the show you and Jones seemed ok with each other but with Silva there was a lot of animosity. Which is better? Hating your opponent or just taking care of business?
Taking care of business.
What kind of sandwhich? Rueben?
I'm good, your sister just brought one by.
how much money will you make on saturday?
If we meet certain projected thresholds, $10 million. But I don't do it for the money. I would also like to note that zero of those dollars will be going to charity.
Will Wiedman beat Silva?
Within two rounds.
You vs Chuck Norris vs Bruce Lee who wins and why?
Those guys suck so bad, it's hard to take your question seriously. Chuck Norris.
Is it true that these chat obligations are a waste of time for someone as glorious as yourself??
That wasn't corned beef....
Didn't taste like it.
With both your fighters in the TUF Finale, who were you rooting for?
Neither. Did not watch the fight.
If you could be anyone for a day who would you be?
Chael P. Sonnen, the same as you.
It was great seeing the coacing side of Chael Sonnen, Do you think that would be something you would like to do when you retire?
How badly do you want to fight Steven Seagal?
I have zero interest.
To the fans: Jon Jones is going to be reminded the hard way why you never piss off a gangster.