Jon Jones’ Twitter sparring continues as Daniel Cormier a no-show in Albuquerque

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones (photo credit Jayne Kamin-Oncea © USA Today)

Not that it was all that likely to actually happen, but there was no confrontation between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones on Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The two had gone back and forth on Twitter Friday, with Jones inviting Cormier to come out to the grand opening for the new Jackson-Winkeljohn gym in the city, and Cormier saying he’d be there. On Saturday morning, Jones was looking for Cormier, and let it fly on Twitter once again.

Cormier then responded with a picture that “showed” he was there. A very clearly altered picture.

That led to further (and expected) comments from Jones.

Penick’s Analysis: Before anyone gets indignant about Jones’ comments, this is fight sport. He’s 100% in his right to trash talk an opponent regardless of the out of the cage issues he’s faced this last year. Returning right to a back and forth with Cormier in no way means he’s failed to learn from past mistakes, as this has nothing to do with drugs, partying, or making other poor life decisions out of the cage. This is very much in the realm of fighting and what happens between two rivals who don’t get along. Expect to see a lot more of this in the coming months until this fight happens again.

[Photo (c) Jayne Kamin-Oncea via USA Today Sports]

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