Jon Jones is a little more than a week away from making his anticipated return to the octagon against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232. So, naturally, it's time for his rivalry with Daniel Cormier to flare up once again.
The history between Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC) and Cormier (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is well documented. The beef between the elite competitors has only grown through the years after a set of significant bouts, and a third contest seems necessary for the future.
Currently, though, Jones is set to return from his U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension to rematch Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC 232. The fight will be for the vacant light heavyweight title, which Cormier currently holds along with the heavyweight belt, but will give up once the fight begins.
Jones, who was stripped of the 205-pound title for failing a drug test around the time of his fight with Cormier at UFC 214 in July 2017, has always felt he's the rightful owner of the belt. Cormier took a shot at Jones' reasoning for having banned substances in his system on Wednesday, and now "Bones" has fired back with a multi-layers response (via Twitter):
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