Jon Jones fires back in response to DC comments

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The Jones-Cormier saga labors on, just like the tide. Jon Jones took to social media earlier today, continuing an ongoing back and forth between the two UFC fighters. The events of today stem back to last week. It was a promotional post made by the UFC which set Jones off.

Jon Jones Fires back in Response to DC comments

The tweet in question asked a simple question, “Does a win at UFC 226 earn (Daniel Cormier) GOAT status?” The post then embeds a short video in which the light heavyweight champion responds to the question.

Jones’ response to the tweet was short but concise:

Cormier Comments

Of course, the comments did not go unheard by Cormier. In an interview with CBS Sports over the weekend, he shot back at the former UFC champions social media post. The comments from ‘DC’ spoke about Jones’ inability to fight under the USADA testing.

“[Jones] won the fight but, hey, since USADA has gotten involved with the UFC, he only fought one time,” Cormier said. “He has had four fights scheduled. So he fought Ovince [Saint Preux in May 2016] and he fought me but that second one was a no contest. The Ovince fight was the only time he fought and there was no controversy surrounding it. So I’m pretty sure there was some dirty stuff going on [in our first fight]. That’s why the test results were all jacked up in December.”

In part, Cormier didn’t want to respond to Jones’ retort on his status among the greats in the sport of MMA. He originally told CBS Sports that he had no comment before then detailing the myriad of issues his token rival went through.

Jones Response

Today, Jones made his response. In a series of tweets, the fighter responded directly to Cormier’s comments.

Jones then responded to the comments on his drug suspension.

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Brian Gerson is a sports journalist based out of Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in Mixed Martial Arts. He loves animals, fights, and animals fighting. He has met and spoken with countless athletes from the New England region and beyond.

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