Quick Twit: Off Suspension, Mitrione Begins to Call Out Jon Jones
Heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione used his first Twitter post since his suspension began to call out UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. This comes only a day after the UFC lifted what turned out to be less than three weeks of suspension.
Following Jones’ response to Mitrione’s comments toward Fallow Fox, Mitrione took to Twitter to fire some insults toward Jon Jones.
In a poorly veiled reference to his comments about Fox, he posted, “Last time I spoke, gotNtrouble4 talking bout sum1 using hands2hurt women, guess thats a lot better than Bentleys&Telephone poles @JonnyBones,” and soon after, “Ur a spoiled brat that needs 2b taught a lesson & I’m the guy2do it. Come fight me at hvywgt within 1 year or ur a coward, kid @JonnyBones.”
Jones has recently stated that, after a win this Saturday against Chael Sonnen and another in November, he will be content with having set a new record for consecutive light heavyweight title defense and would consider superfights and heavyweight fights.
Mitrione has tried to jump on the opportunity to face Jones, in what would be his highest-profile fight to date, by building hype for this fight early. However, there are much more intriguing match-ups for the light heavyweight champ than Mitrione. Daniel Cormier, who recently debuted in the UFC and has talked of fighting Jones, would offer an incredible fight. Of course, the Anderson Silva fight is something fans have been talking about for years, though it may have to wait for the end of his new 10-fight contract. If Jones does well, he has even talked about one day fighting for the heavyweight title.
At this point, trash talking is really the only option for Mitrione- who is not ranked in the UFC’s top ten contenders- to get such a big fight.