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'Be Ready For UFC 200' - It Really Kicked Off Between Jon Jones And Daniel Cormier On Twitter

'Be Ready For UFC 200' - It Really Kicked Off Between Jon Jones And Daniel Cormier On Twitter
By PJ Browne Updated

Over the weekend, Daniel Cormier was forced to withdraw from his UFC 197 lightweight title defence against former champion Jon Jones.

It was to be Jones' first fight since his suspension due to a felony charge last April. Jones was stripped of his title after leaving the scene of a hit and run. Cormier subsequently beat Rumble Johnson to claim the vacant belt.

Initially, it was presumed Cormier vs Jones 2 would be rescheduled. Instead, Jones will fight number six ranked Ovince Saint Preux for the interim lightweight title.

Cormier appeared on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday and made an offer to aid Saint Preux in his bout again Jones. Cormier proposed that Saint Preux come and train with him in San Jose at the American Kickboxing Academy - he even offered to pay for travel expenses.

That offer was something which Jones took exception to on Twitter.

In a succession of tweets aimed at Jones, Cormier hit back referencing the hit and run incident which cost Jones his belt and his rejection of a fight against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151.

He also called Jones a 'junkie', alluding to his positive test for cocaine and attendance of a rehab clinic.

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Jones questioned why Cormier would want to help Saint Preux if what he really wants is a rematch.

He also teased the possibility of a title fight at UFC 200 in July. Though that seems unlikely as - despite initial reports - Cormier will probably be out of action until August or September.

There were further tweets between the pair, but that's the best of it.

And here's a little reminder of why there's such animosity between Jones and Cormier.

At a media day before their fight at UFC 182, a brawl broke out between the two as they faced off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii6RVMwvRKc

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