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Jon Jones responds to Chuck Liddell: ‘You might want to test the strength of that jaw’

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On Monday, Chuck Liddell announced that he would be coming out of retirement at 48 years of age. Specifically, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Fame inductee is planning to make a return sometime in November and fight either in either Las Vegas or California.

To make things more interesting, “The Iceman” is eventually targeting a fight against one of the best and meanest fighters of this generation.

Jones, who is currently sidelined with seemingly a lot of time in his hands, immediately got word of Liddell’s intent to fight him. Of course, he made sure to issue a response, like always.

The first response seemed a bit cordial, but it would not be a Jon Jones tweet thread without a slight dig thrown at a potential opponent.

Liddell has not exactly been the durable fighter that he once was during his early years as the UFC 205-pound champion. He lost all of his last three fights by knockout, against fighters who do not hold the same age and athleticism advantage as Jones.

He last fought at UFC 115 in June 2010, where he was knocked out by Rich Franklin in the first round, subsequently sending him to retirement at the behest of UFC president Dana White. He was given a “job for life” with the promotion, but the sale to WME-IMG in 2016 changed things and Chuck got cut.

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