Jon Jones found an unlikely new verbal sparring twitter on social media yesterday in No.1 lightweight contender Tony Ferguson, and things soon turned ugly between them.
“Lot Of Shit Talk @JonnyBones,” Ferguson initially wrote to Jon Jones. “You Wanna Play Again Like We Did In College? I Bumped Up Two Weight Classes & I’ll Do It Again. Growth. You Wanna Play Chess I’ll Be Your Huckleberry. Got You In 2 Neanderthal, Talked To Your Pops He Knows Who’s Champ. # Anklepick # DavidVSGoliath.”
“Wait, when did this beef start? I thought we were cool!!” Jones responded. “You over there feeling suicidal Tony?”
It’s clear Jones was referring to Ferguson’s well-documented mental health issues in recent times, which led to his wife seeking a temporary restraining order and the fighter seeking professional help, before getting his life back on track and returning to the Octagon with a TKO win over Donald Cerrone back in June.
However, after receiving a backlash from fans for his low blow, Jones quickly deleted his post and claimed he had no knowledge of Ferguson’s personal issues.
“Yeah bro, I just show up and kick a few asses a few times a year. Don’t really sit around and read other fighters articles,” Jones wrote to one fan.
“Definitely knew nothing about my guy having any mental health issues, I do now though. I apologize for my response back to him and moving on,” Jones added.