Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier do not like each other. Leading up to their first fight back in January of 2015, the two ended up brawling during a promotional appearance in the lobby of the MGM Grand. An interview soon after on SportsCenter involved a penitent sounding Jon Jones switch gears once off air, asking Cormier, “Are you still there, pussy?”
That exchange ended up leaking, further solidifying Jones’ reputation as a villain pretending to be a good guy. But now it may be Daniel Cormier who is coming off heavy-handed in the feud between the two. Jones has been relatively quiet leading up to this event, while Cormier has been questioning Jones’ sobriety and accusing him of infidelity.
“If you’re a man with a fiancé, you’re not supposed to run around on her,” he said on the Bruce Buffer podcast back in January.
And now he’s pulling no punches after Jon Jones posted this photo on Instagram:
That’s Carl Winslow from the old ABC sitcom Family Matters. The implication? That Cormier is fat and old. Burn! But that’s a pretty tame burn compared to what Cormier fired back with.
That’s Jones’ head pasted onto crackhead Tyrone Biggums from Chappelle’s Show. Jones famously tested positive for cocaine — not crack — leading up to his first fight with Cormier, but wasn’t suspended because cocaine is somehow not banned from out-of-competition use.
Cormier is clearly dominating the pre-fight social media battle against Jones, but then again Jones has been ignoring the majority of it, instead sharing videos of him powerlifting insane amounts of weight and training for his comeback fight. Once the two step into the cage against each other at UFC 197 on April 23, Cormier may find he regrets taking the low road against a refocused Jones.
*UPDATE* Cormier has deleted the Instagram post in question, so we’ve put up the image in question along with Daniel’s original comments.