Did you think that one of MMA’s all-time most heated rivalries was over? Well, if you did then you very were much mistaken.
Two of MMA’s greatest to ever do it are Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Daniel Cormier. One of which is the former light heavyweight champion while the other is the current…as well as the heavyweight champion.
The former champ, Jones lost his title due to his own mistakes as he has been stripped of the title on two separate occasions (three counting interim). After finally getting his recent USADA suspension settled, he is now eligible to return at the end of October.
Instantly reacting to the news was Cormier who was less than pleased and directed most of his displeasure towards USADA.
In a recent post to his social media, Cormier shared a screenshot of a missed call from USADA as he told them to stop calling. Jones responded in the only way Jones could in an Instagram post of his own.
@dc_mma You mad, Bro? USADA keeps calling but you’re not going to pick up the phone because the second you hear them say I’m innocent is the instant the illusion you’ve created shatters. Then it’s all real AGAIN and that’s not a step you’re willing to take. Instead you wrap yourself in your fake belt and keep telling yourself the shin that slammed into your face and the performance that buried you once again was enhanced. The fact you can’t beat me kills you and it stops you from picking up that phone. If you answer it then the nightmare becomes reality. Then again, maybe you do pick up, accept the truth that you were defeated by a superior fighter and that gives you peace. Or it goes another way and you get motivated to try a third time and that will save me the hassle of having to dig you up before I bury you. So now that the illusion you’ve built is crumbling and the “violation was not intended nor could it have enhanced the athlete’s performance” you still have to tell yourself something yeah? And while there was “absolutely no intention to use prohibited substances,” it was my intention to kick your ass once again. Mission accomplished. Pick up the phone #letstalkaboutit
Many expected that Jones would make his long-awaited return at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden on November 3 but that appears not to be the case more and more as the days go by.
He has however been linked to Alexander Gustafsson for a rematch that would potentially take place at UFC 232 in late December. Apparently, a trilogy bout with Cormier for his heavyweight crown at that same event was also looked at by the UFC but nothing has yet to be made.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/27/2018