Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones have never been friends. There’s an entire Youtube rabbit hole of highlights between the two that could fill a George R.R. Martin novel.
Two fights against one another — first at UFC 182, then at UFC 214 — has only helped fuel their animosity. Jones won both of those, but the latter one was flipped to a No Contest due to a drug test failure by Jones. Now that his suspension is over, he’s been continuing to take shots at Cormier. And like every other time, Cormier has responded in kind:
“So here we go again Jonny boy. First off, if you did nothing wrong and were “innocent“ then you’d have never been suspended. You’ve had to stand before these people and arbitrators so many times it’s insane. So you slipped again, how many times can one man slip? I’ve been tested 70 times and I haven’t slipped once. How do you explain that? And on top of all the cheating you’ve done around UFC 182, UFC 200 and UFC 214 that’s not even the straw that broke the camel’s back. You are actually a SNITCH! You think you’re the only one that’s been offered this deal? No, you’re just the only scumbag low enough to take it! Which one of your teammates did you tell on to get this joke of a punishment from USADA! I thought there was nothing lower than a cheater but it’s not surprising that you show me a whole new level. You’re a cheater and a SNITCH! Get off my page and go do some coke, or steroids or whatever you losers do in your spare time. #doublechamp“
I’m happy to be learning new things amidst the horror show. I now know the hunched over hands-on-table bravado gesture is what body language experts call the “lizard press” (which Jones uses to great effect), and athletes can suffer from supplement PTSD.
Right now, the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson rematch is in the works for UFC 232; it was a great five round fight with the right kind of drama the first time around.