Jon Jones is back. That was never more evident than when he walked out to a recent UFC press conference with a title belt, even though he isn't the champion right now. The champ is Daniel Cormier, and the rivalry between the two men is one of the biggest in the sport. It shouldn't come as much a surprise then when a training partner of Cormier's says he has been disrespected by Jones as well.
Chi-Lewis Parry, an MMA fighter (with ONE) and kickboxer (with Glory) was a guest on The MMA Hour recently, and had a couple of interesting stories to tell about Jones. Let's just say he didn't take too kindly to the former champ's theatrics (transcribed by MMA Mania):
Jones taunts Cormier with 'suck it' sign
The former light heavyweight champion gave Daniel Cormier the WWE 'suck it' pose at the recent UFC 'Unstoppable' press conference.
"We were at the studios filming with Joe Rogan filming that 'Face Off' thing. And Jones, like I said, I have no opinion of the guy, obviously you have to respect his accomplishments. Well, they are doing their interview and Jon seems very professional. Again, I had no opinion, that didn't change it, and they finished the interview. As soon as we step outside, the guy turns into the biggest dick on the planet. Can I use profanity? He is a big, fat chubby dick. That guy is an absolute knob. Where I come from you wouldn't give him the time of day. Now my opinion of him is zero respect for the guy.
"He starts smack talking and using stuff that I wouldn't repeat to Daniel. We kind of laughed it off, and we were just about to get into the car and leave, and he made it personal by saying 'Get in the car you big bitch.' So, there is no reason for me to interact with him, you're fighting Daniel, not me. So he is standing there with his hands in his pocket like he is God's gift. So I told him, 'Look, if you really want to get around the security guards, you can.' But, he stood behind this 600-pound security guard who couldn't catch a tennis ball if you threw it at him. So that was the first interaction I had with him."
He then continued on, getting a couple shots in at one of Jones' brothers, who plays in the NFL
"A little over an hour later, we are backstage at the press conference and he sends his big, fat, chubby brother Anastasia Jones, or whatever his name is, and he wants to start talking smack, defending Jon. Jones, it seemed like he was hiding behind him. I don't care how tough he thinks he is, he was hiding behind his brother. His brother was calling me all sorts while he was backing up. I'm not a big fan of disrespect. I never disrespected them, but they quickly became fans of me."
I'm sure we're going to continue to hear stories like this as the UFC 197 headliner bout between Jones and Cormier gets closer.