Jon Jones was a man of few words Saturday night on Twitter. But he got his point across pretty well.
The UFC light heavyweight champion wrote that he was "not impressed" by Alexander Gustafsson's loss against Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 14. Jones then quickly deleted the tweet, as he has been known to do.
RT @JonnyBones: Not impressed Alex— David St. Martin (@SaintMMA) January 25, 2015
Gustafsson was knocked out by Johnson at 2:15 of the first round in front of his hometown fans in Stockholm, Sweden. Johnson will now meet Jones for the title later this year.
Back in September 2013, Gustafsson pushed Jones to the brink at UFC 165. Many people thought Gustafsson should have won the fight on the scorecards, but Jones pulled it out. The two have sniped back and forth since then and Gustafsson wrote on Facebook that he was not impressed with Jones' victory over Daniel Cormier earlier this month at UFC 182.
The Jones-Gustafsson rematch was supposed to happen this past September, but Gustafsson got hurt. Daniel Cormier filled in and fell to Jones on Jan. 3. Johnson is now the next man in line.
Jones seemed to be impressed by Johnson's display, too.
Wow— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) January 25, 2015
Johnson was cordial to Jones in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, telling Jones to "get well." Jones spent a night in rehab following a positive out-of-competition drug test for cocaine before the Cormier fight.
Wonderful? I think it's time for a new nickname— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) January 25, 2015