Chael Sonnen keeps trash-talk of Jon Jones to minimum

Chael Sonnen has never been afraid to talk himself into a corner. (Judy Eddy/WENN.com/Files)

Chael Sonnen has never been afraid to talk himself into a corner. (Judy Eddy/WENN.com/Files)

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:04 PM ET

Chael Sonnen has let Jon (Bones) Jones' unfounded steroid accusation roll off his back.

During a recent appearance on UFC Tonight, Jones claimed Sonnen has used steroids his entire career.

"It's probably the reason why his testosterone is low now," Jones said on the program, referencing Sonnen's use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Though Sonnen has never tested positive for steroids, he did fail his UFC 117 post-fight drug test in 2010 due to elevated testosterone levels as a result of the controversial treatment.

However, it appears Jones now regrets throwing out the statement, as he has since apologized via his Twitter account -- and that's good enough for Sonnen.

"It's a very dangerous and reckless statement," Sonnen said in a phone interview. "He took it back and that's fine with me. I'll let it go.


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