Anthony Smith did not take kindly to Jon Jones’ comments about his fight with an intruder last week, where ‘Lionheart’ was forced to fend off an attacker in the middle of the night after a young man broke into his home for seemingly no apparent reason.
Smith was considerably larger than the man but said it was the toughest fight of his life and that the intruder absorbed every punch, kick, and knee he threw.
Jones, who beat Smith via unanimous decision at UFC 235 to retain his light heavyweight title, sent Smith his sympathies but at the same time made a subtle diss about how the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt was unable to neutralise his attacker.
Glad Anthony is OK, no way dude would have left my house walking https://t.co/U6wSr8KmA8— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 7, 2020
Smith responded by calling Jones a ‘f-cking douchebag’ and accused the pound-for-pound No. 1 of being unable to control his ego.
“What a perfect moment to flex, Jon, in the middle of a disaster like that in my home,” Smith told SiriusXM Fight Nation (transcribed by Tom Taylor). “What a perfect opportunity to flex how goddamn cool you are. Just when you thought ‘that’s pretty admirable of Jon Jones to reach out well-wish me,’ then as you continue reading you’re like ‘oh that’s right, I forgot you’re still a fucking douchebag.’ It’s just his opportunity to insert himself and make sure everyone knows how cool and bad ass he is.”
“First of all, I had a worst case scenario,” Smith continued. “We get it Jon, you’re all over Twitter and Instagram with all your guns and your cool dog, but I got caught. I got caught slipping, worst case scenario. Guns weren’t close: not typical. Door was open: not typical. I don’t get what he’s getting at. It’s really easy to sit there and go ‘if that guy came to my house I would have just beat the shit out of him, I would have done this, I would have shot him.’ It’s really easy to say that until you’re caught in it and you’ve been awake for eight seconds and you’re in the middle of a goddamn pandemonium throw down in the middle of your living room with no pants on. Nobody’s ready for that shit. It’s really easy to flex on Twitter.”
Jones was recently arrested for drunk driving but says his habitual drunkenness and unruly behavior doesn’t outweigh all of the amazing things he’s accomplished in his life.