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Jon Jones unimpressed by Daniel Cormier’s comments: ‘I run your house’

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After Daniel Cormier’s latest verbal volley, Jon Jones had to respond.

“Bones” twice got the better of Cormier inside the Octagon (though their second meeting, originally a knockout win for Jones, is officially a no-contest due to Jones testing positive for a banned substance following the rematch at UFC 214), but the current heavyweight and light heavyweight champion has still found a way to get under Jones’s skin when the two trade barbs over social media.

On Friday, Cormier poked fun at the circumstances surrounding Jones’s latest drug test suspension, repeatedly calling Jones a “snitch” in an Instagram post that was accompanied by several mug shots and court photos compiled from the former champion’s various run-ins with the law. The insult stems from Jones’s deal with the USADA to receive a reduced suspension for his most recent drug test failure that involved “Jones’ delivery of substantial assistance” to the organization.

Jones offered a prideful response on Saturday:

“(Daniel Cormier), that’s the face of the man who would have you hand washing his underwear,” Jones wrote. “I run your house.”

A third bout between Jones and Cormier has often been brought up to the two fighters, with neither committing to another meeting.

Per the conditions of his reduced suspension, Jones will be eligible to compete again on Oct. 28. He has given no indication of who he expects to fight next. Cormier is currently waiting to make a heavyweight bout with former UFC champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar official.