Jones and Cormier back to feuding on Twitter

Daniel Cormier will likely face Jon ‘Bones’ later this year, but it might not be the next bout for either fighter.

Published on Sunday, 4/16/17, at 11:13 p.m. Eastern.

The feud between UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former 205-pound kingpin Jon ‘Bones’ Jones raged onΒ over the weekend.

Cormier got it started with this tweet below:

Jones responded with the following tweet:

Cormier countered Jones on Saturday:

It’s unclear if Jones will face Cormier immediately after coming off of suspension in July. After being flagged by USADA and pulled from the UFC 200 card last summer, Jones was issued a one-year suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Before Cormier’s UFC 210 win over Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson eight days ago, Jones suggested that he might want a tune-up fight before fighting for the belt. Dana White said he wasn’t against it and clearly stated that Jones won’t be in a main event in his first bout coming off suspension.

Since Cormier-Jones would only co-main to a Conor McGregor headline fight, a tune-up fight appears likely for Jones, especially with McGregor seemingly set to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match targeted for September.

Jones handed Cormier his lone career loss in mixed martial arts when he captured a unanimous-decision victory at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on Jan. 3 of 2015. Since then, Cormier has won four consecutive fights. Meanwhile, Jones has fought just once since then, looking sloppy in defeating Ovince St. Pruex at UFC 197.

If Cormier does defend his belt again before a rematch with Jones, the likely opponent will be Jimi Manuwa, who is currently ranked third in the LHW loop.

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