Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen Exchange Insults Via Twitter
By FCF Staff
It didn’t take long for UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones to respond to Chael Sonnen, after the outspoken fighter reportedly called out the younger Jones and referred to him as a “punk” on UFC Tonight Tuesday.
Sonnen made the comments after he announced that he is moving to light-heavyweight and will fight Forrest Griffin on December 29th.
Today, Jones took to his Twitter account to fire back at Sonnen, which according to a report from MMA Weekly.com included:
“The things you say about me hold absolutely no weight. You disrespected Anderson (Silva) and his country, but fought like a child.”
“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”
The comments appear to have been deleted from Jone’s account, however, the following post remains:
For everyone who thinks I’m “falling into chaels game” I know exactly what I’m doing.. #AreYouNotEntertained
Naturally, Sonnen didn’t shy away from returning fire, and offered these comments in return:
Advice to @jonnybones. Take some of that Nike money, hire new writers.
Boarding plane to Oregon now, home of your corporate wage masters. Next time you are in town, knock on my door. Don’t drive.
Jones is scheduled to fight former Strikeforce and Pride champion Dan Henderson on September 1st.