Jones and Cormier back to feuding on Twitter
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 on over the weekend.
Cormier got it started with this tweet below:
He won’t. He doesn’t have that ability. He never has. Even when he juiced his way to deadlifting 600lbs he couldn’t KO Ovince https://t.co/wEXoAoDtEJ
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 13, 2017
Jones responded with the following tweet:
@dc_mma do you really think I took steroids or is that just another thing you tell yourself to sleep better after I made u forever my bitch
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 15, 2017
Cormier countered Jones on Saturday:
U hid from usada bruh. Yes u did steroids. You have always done steroids. U tried to cheat me. So shut ur bum ass up. https://t.co/KFfVvd7feA
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 15, 2017
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.