Light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones is engaged in yet another social media battle, this time with Number 1 Lightweight contender Tony Ferguson. Ferguson initiated the exchange with a tweet that read:
“Lot Of Shit Talk @JonnyBones You Wanna Play Again Like We Did In College? I Bumped Up Two Weight Classes & I’ll Do It Again. Growth. You Wanna Play Chess I’ll Be Your Huckleberry. Got You In 2 Neanderthal, Talked To Your Pops He Knows Who’s Champ. # Anklepick # DavidVSGoliath “
Jones replied a little over an hour ago, then erased his tweet just minutes later, but not before Sean Sheehan of Severe MMA was able to get a screencap of the tweet:
“Wait, when did this beef start? I thought we were cool!! You over there feeling suicidal Tony?”
Ferguson had some mental health issues earlier this year that led to his wife filing a temporary restraining order which was later lifted after he agreed to seek professional help.
After pushback on Twitter, Jones tweeted then deleted a couple more replies:
“Yeah bro, I just show up and kick a few asses a few times a year. Don’t really sit around and read other fighters articles”
“Definitely knew nothing about my guy having any mental health issues, I do now though. I apologize for my response back to him and moving on”
Jones last defended his belt against Thiago Santos in July at UFC 239, winning via Split Decision and Ferguson defeated Donald Cerrone via TKO doctor stoppage in June at UFC 238. Neither has a fight scheduled as of this posting.
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