Almost every sport has witnessed some iconic rivalries over the years. Each and every sport has been defined by a rivalry between two of the very best athletes that sport has to offer. There have been many examples of such kinds in almost every major sport. For instance, Football has long been defined by the larger than life rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Tennis has the iconic duo of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The rivalries in combat sports have always been much more intense and aggressive, for instance the rivalry between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. In the same way, MMA is currently in the shadow of the rivalry between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The pair genuinely have a lot of resentment and disliking towards each other and they never leave any chance to insult the other. Jones has now taken another dig at his bitter rival Cormier.
Cormier, who happens to be a former greco roman Olympic wrestler, is currently the UFC light heavyweight champion. He first fought Jones at UFC 182 and lost the fight via unanimous decision. In their second fight, he had initially lost the bout via KO due to a head kick and punches. However, the decision was overturned and the result of the fight was turned into a no contest as Jones tested positive for certain banned substances.
‘Bones’ Jones tested was flagged by USADA for testing positive for a banned substance (turinabol) in an in-competition drug test for his fight against bitter rival, Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. This isn’t the first time Jones has tested positive for banned substances. He previously tested positive and was subsequently banned in an out of competition drug test for his fight against Comirer at UFC 200. He had also tested positive for banned substances in his fight against Ovince St-Preux at UFC 197 and served a ban.
The pair still have a lot of bad blood between them and constantly take verbal shots at each other. Jones recently posted a picture of him getting a haircut on Instagram. In the picture his hair stylist can be seen wearing a shirt with one of Jones’ most iconic quotes, an insult which was aimed at Cormier during the buildup for their fight at UFC 197. The quote on Jones’ barber’s shirt said, “Hey pus*y, are you still there?”.
This surely can’t be a coincidence and is definitely a shot aimed towards Cormier.
Below is the Instagram post by Jones: