Light heavyweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones has had to dodge fire from fans and his boss, UFC president Dana White, after declining to give a title shot to some middleweight. Photo courtesy UFC's YouTube page.
If Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar are considered to have saved the UFC, Chael Sonnen can be regarded as the man who’s brought the world’s largest MMA promotion into disrepute.
In 2005, The UFC had yet to enter mainstream. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on Spike TV was born, to introduce the sport to a demographic that hadn’t seen the hard-to-find pay-per-views.
Though unrefined as fighters, the gritty performance by both men in the finale caused the number of viewers to soar during the fight. UFC president Dana White has proclaimed on many occasions that the UFC was at the time on the brink of folding their tent and going home. The Griffin-Bonnar fight propelled the UFC to the next level.