‘What Do You Say DC, Friends?’ – Jon Jones Extends an Olive Branch to Daniel Cormier After Epic Rant

Published 03/03/2021, 1:24 AM EST


Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current heavyweight contender, Jon Jones, has fired multiple shots at his long-time rival, Daniel Cormier, on Twitter.

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Cormier recently retired after losing his fight against Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt at UFC 252. He is now an analyst with the UFC and his own show on ESPN alongside Ariel Helwani. In the latest edition of this show (March 1, 2021), he said that Jones didn’t have the power to knock out anyone in the heavyweight division.

This didn’t go down well with Jones, who shared a compilation of him knocking out Cormier in their fight. Daniel responded, and that led to an explosion of four tweets from Jones. He started with a tweet counting his accomplishments in the octagon and ended with, “Yea, that insult really did the trick, DC.”

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33 years old with the option to be retired, took a break from the game with records you could only dream of, was clever enough to set you up with a head kick and crush one of your biggest sporting goals, yet you call me the dumb one 🤷🏾‍♂️ yea, that insult really did the trick DC 👍🏾

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 3, 2021

He then responded to a fan’s tweet and hinted that ‘DC’ was still bitter towards him. “You can still hear the bitterness in his words to this day,” Jones tweeted.

You can still hear the bitterness in his words to this day. https://t.co/8PcYH0hqnw

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 3, 2021

However, he didn’t stop here and talked about how his lifestyle is ideal for him. “I’m out here being a dad, enjoying the fruits of my labor, my friends hit me up asking if I see what’s being said on the Internet. I login respond with straight facts and go back to minding my business,” he said.

I’m out here being a dad, enjoying the fruits of my labor, my friends hit me up asking if I see what’s being said on the Internet. I login respond with straight facts and go back to minding my business. 🤷🏾‍♂️

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 3, 2021

 

He has engaged in multiple feuds on Twitter with fighters like Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou. Chiefly, his feud with ‘The Last Stylebender’ went on for a while and was really intense. He has engaged in multiple back and forths with Chael Sonnen and ‘DC’ in the past.

Jon Jones extends an olive branch to Daniel Cormier

After this rant, he responded to another fan’s tweet, and in a remarkable turn of events, extended an olive branch to Cormier. He asked, “What do you say DC, friends? Are you done with the b*****?

What do you say DC, friends? Are you done with the bullshit? ☺️ https://t.co/WzCun0IwbF

— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 3, 2021

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The fan’s tweet recognized the greatness of both of the fighters and asked them to bury the hatchet. Amazingly, it seems like ‘Bones’ is ready to do it. However, Cormier hasn’t responded yet.

It all started with a conversation about his move up to heavyweight, and he really does seem like a very dangerous proposition for the division. Now that Dana White has inserted Jones’ name in the contention for the title, it will be interesting to see how ‘Bones‘ does in this division.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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