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Chuck Liddell: Dana White thought Jon Jones and I were going to fight in stands at UFC 196

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Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell faced off in the stands during UFC 196 earlier this month. The two UFC legends were just posing for a picture that Jones would later post on Instagram.

But UFC president Dana White feared the worst. He turned around and thought Jones and Liddell were going to throw down right there, Liddell said Friday night on Inside MMA.

“He thinks we’re gonna fight,” Liddell said. “Dana, c’mon. You know me better than that. I’m not that guy.”

Glad I had the chance to talk things out with Chuck tonight

A photo posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Mar 5, 2016 at 10:41pm PST

White had a reason to be worried. Jones and Liddell don’t seem to like each other very much. Liddell has stated his distaste for Jones’ fighting style for a long time. Recently, he also said he’d knock Jones out in his prime. Jones responded on social media with some shots of his own.

It seemed like the photo op at UFC 196 was a sign that the war of words had ended. But maybe not, according to what Liddell said Friday night.

“Look, man,” Liddell said he told Jones. “If you want to talk trash about me on the Internet, you might want to tag me so I can respond. Instead of just talking trash behind my back. Not that I really care, because it’s the Internet. It’s social media. People talk trash all over the place.

“Dude, you have my phone number. If you ever see an interview and you’re worried about it, call me and we’ll talk it out. If we have a problem, trust me. If I have a problem with you, you won’t have to look for me. I’ll show up.”

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