Jon Jones has once again taken to Twitter to respond to one of his rivals.
Earlier this week, Daniel Cormier appeared on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd to discuss his upcoming fight with Jones at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif. Cormier, who lost a five-round decision to against Jones at UFC 182 in January 2015, said he expected a very different version of “Bones” in their rematch.
“I do believe we will see a different fighter in Anaheim,” Cormier said. “This time he has to be clean. Otherwise he’ll be caught. And that’s why he got caught last time. I think he fought Ovince St. Preux clean and didn’t like the way he felt and tried to do something again dirty and got caught at UFC 200.”
Jones, of course, tested positive for two banned estrogren blocking substances in an out-of-competition drug screening prior to facing Cormier at UFC 200. Jones was removed from the card and ultimately handed a one-year suspension. Jones, who blamed the positive test on a sexual enhancement pill, scoffed at the notion that he was aided by any banned substances during his first meeting with “DC.”
“Imagine having so much power over a man that he thinks your abilities are supernatural,” Jones wrote.
“The difference between you and I…I’ve punished motherf—-ers I thought were on steroids. You protect your pride with lies.”
Imagine having so much power over a man that he thinks your abilities are supernatural— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 8, 2017
The difference between you and I. I've punished the motherfuckers I thought were on steroids. You protect your pride with lies— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 8, 2017
Last week, Jones responded with similar vitriol toward former foe Alexander Gustafsson, who called Jones a bad person and said the Jackson-Wink MMA product wasn’t a champion in his eyes.
“I’m not a champion because you don’t like my personality? F—k you lol,” Jones wrote as part of a series of tweets directed at Gustafsson. “‘Jon Jones is a bad person’” you sound like a f—-ing dork…”
Jones has fought just once since besting Cormier at UFC 182: the aforementioned decision victory over St. Preux at UFC 197 in April 2016.