Things are getting ugly between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier in the aftermath of the latest UFC 232 news.
With Jones’ positive drug test moving the entire event from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, Cormier has taken the opportunity to unload on his longtime foe; posting two photos to his Instagram — the second drawing a reaction from Jones himself.
In Cormier’s second post, he labels USADA, the Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance for UFC, Jeff Novitzky, the Executive Director of the California State Athletic Commission, Andy Foster, and the whole situation a ‘joke’.
Jones hit back in a comment that has since been hidden: “I could slap your wife on the a** and you could literally do nothing about it.
“You’re my b**** DC, that will never change. Funny how you’re giving me two posts but said nothing when I asked you to come get your belt back.”
The 31-year-old is referring to his tweets earlier in the week, where the returning star called out Cormier for a trilogy fight.
“Pinch of salt, no pinch of salt. You still had steroids in your system in a fist fight,” Cormier stated. “Not cool.”
Daddys baby still out there whining, What proud “double Champion” just vacates his belt because someone else returns to the sport? 😩— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones)
Fight me one more time and prove you’re actually the champ champ. I’ll donate 00,000 to a charity in San Diego if you accept. Conor McGregor was an actual double Champ, the whole world knows your claim is a freaking joke. You’re more than welcome to be my first title defense— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones)
Cormier replied: “You couldn’t do s*** you steroid abusing junkie! I swear I would never touch your wife’s flat a** lol.
“And I didn’t respond, I’m not helping you sell your bum a** fight, you drug abusing steroid cheat. F*** you!”
Jones, who has twice been suspended for drug offences in his career, will fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in Los Angeles on December 30 (AEDT).
Cormier, who holds both the light heavyweight and heavyweight belts will give up his 205-pound title as soon as the Jones v Gustafsson fight begins.
The two obviously have a long history, with Jones leading the all-time rivalry 2-0; although the 2017 rematch was overturned to a no-contest.