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Aaron Chalmers, Mike Jackson engage in Twitter spat over potential bout

Aaron Chalmers
Bellator MMA

If Mike Jackson’s days with the UFC are numbered, he might already have lined up another fight with an opponent who has a huge social media following.

Jackson defeated former professional wrestler CM Punk by unanimous decision at UFC 225, a lopsided win that drew the ire of company president Dana White who wasn’t pleased with Jackson’s showboating and inability to put Punk away. In all likelihood, Jackson, a journalist in addition to being a pro fighter, has competed for the last time inside the Octagon, but he has now found himself in a budding feud with British reality TV star Aaron Chalmers.

Known as a cast member of Geordie Shore (the British equivalent of MTV’s Jersey Shore), Chalmers has since transitioned into full-time MMA training and gone on to win his first four pro bouts by first-round finish. In his debut with Bellator this past May, he put Ash Griffiths to sleep with a guillotine choke in under two minutes.

Chalmers, who has 2.5 million Instagram followers, tweeted that his team has asked for Jackson as a possible opponent, which led to a back-and-forth between the two:

If Jackson truly is a free agent (there has been no official word from the UFC on his status beyond White’s statements), then there’s nothing barring him from being scooped up by Bellator and booked against Chalmers, so this is one MMA Twitter spat that could actually develop into a potential fight.

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