‘Dance for Me’- Daniel Cormier Calls Jon Jones ‘Dumb’ As Twitter Beef Intensifies

Published 03/02/2021, 5:32 AM EST


Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones seem to have reignited their rivalry, as the duo have been going back and forth on Twitter recently. The duo obviously shares a crazy history, as they were part of perhaps the most heated battle in the UFC. They fought twice in UFC 178, and UFC 214 with Jones coming out triumphant on both occasions.

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Cormier is currently retired and works as an analyst of the sport. But that hasn’t stopped the two from taking shots at each other. Cormier recently suggested that Jones doesn’t have the punching power to knock out heavyweights, and that might cause him problems once he debuts in the division.

Jones posted an edited video on Twitter in response to those claims. He’d knocked out Cormier at UFC 214 and reminded the former two-division UFC champion of that fact. And now, DC has come up with a response to Jones’s trolls.

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There is a difference punch vs kick, you’re still as dumb as you’ve always been, you’ll never surprise me. Dance for me, I can always make you move. And lastly , this fight didn’t count if you forgot there was an issue…… remember?” wrote Cormier.

Jones’s UFC 214 win over Cormier was overturned as ‘Bones‘ failed his drug test, and not for the first time in his career. He was subsequently suspended for his actions.

ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 29: Jon Jones celebrates after knocking out Daniel Cormier in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 214 event at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Is Daniel Cormier right in his claims about Jon Jones?

Although Jones has 10 KO/TKO victories in his UFC career, most of them are the result of his ground and pound and elbows. He rarely knocks people out with one shot, if ever. Rather ‘Bones’ depends on the accumulation of shots and pressure on his opponents.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (L) celebrates his win over Daniel Cormier (R) in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Also, the knockout video of Cormier that Jones has posted came by a head-kick and not punches. So, it’s fair to say, Cormier certainly has a point here. As an analyst of the game and his previous status as a UFC double champion, Cormier is more than well-equipped to voice his opinions on things as he sees.

Jones could let them go and take those as opinions rather than reacting to every criticism. That would serve better for a great of his status.

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What did you make of the latest episode of the beef between Jones and DC?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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