UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has taken issue with Chael Sonnen, who made comments about “Bones” during a recent episode of UFC Tonight. Sonnen, who was sharing hosting duties with Kenny Florian, announced that he will take a fight with Forrest Griffin later this year instead of bypassing other contenders and taking Jones’ belt.
“The things you say about me hold absolutely no weight, you disrespected Anderson (Silva) and his country but fought like a child,” Jones wrote on his Twitter account. “If you’re going to disrespect me out of nowhere, at least disrespect me to my face like a man. And you call me a punk, I’m more man than you’ll ever be. #Coward #Cheater. You’re not worth my time.. Earn a title shot instead of trying to talk your way into one and I’ll be glad to hurt you.”
It seems that Sonnen has struck a nerve with Jones, as he is currently preparing to face Dan Henderson at UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson.
Sonnen quickly fired back at Jones on his own Twitter page, posting, “Boarding plane to Oregon now, home of your corporate wage masters (referring to the Nike contract signed by Jones). Next time you are in town, knock on my door. Don’t drive (again, referring to Jones’ DUI from a few months ago).”
Just seven minutes later, Jones wrote, “lol you’re an idiot if you think I haven’t heard every dui joke in the book. I applaud the original ones, that’s powerless.”