The best and most personal rivalry in sports is still Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. Nearly one year after their second bout was changed to a No Contest due to Jones testing positive for a banned substance, they are at it again.
This time it did not take place inside the octagon or in a press conference but instead on the platform known as Twitter. It began with Cormier telling CBS Sports Jones no longer has a platform to speak on:
“”None. [Jones] doesn’t have a platform and I refuse to give him a platform,” Cormier said. “He’s a nobody. He has been suspended again. He’s mired in controversy for drug abuse. Your issues are tied to steroids, performance enhancers. You don’t get a platform when you’re like that. It’s like me glorifying Lance Armstrong.”
DC then brought up Jones’ romantic situation:
Jones and DC exchanging personal shots has been a regular occurrence over the years. Most notably, Jones saying his first victory (only now) came after a weekend of extracurricular activities:
“I beat you after a weekend of cocaine,”… “I had two great weekends. Back-to-back weekends. Cocaine one, your ass the next. It was great. That’s a month for the ages.”