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Jon Jones warns Dominick Reyes: ‘You’re in my world now’

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They don’t meet in the cage for another two months, but Jon Jones is listening closely to what upcoming opponent Dominick Reyes has been saying about him.

The UFC light heavyweight champion took to Twitter on Friday to write a series of messages aimed at Reyes, specifically accusing Reyes of bringing up Jones’s outside-of-the-cage troubles to irk him.

“Dominic watching your interviews, it’s obvious you think you’re better than me. You never struggled with substance abuse, you have your big degrees, was always team captain at everything. We get it,” Jones wrote in the first post.

Jones, who has won his last 16 fights (excluding one no contest), followed with another more aggressive tweet, chiding Reyes for being overconfident.

“I’ve been looked over and counted out by guys like you for as long as I can remember,” Jones wrote. “Year after year I prove guys like you aren’t shit. You’re in my world now.”

Jones closed by making a reference to Reyes’s attempts to play professional football.

“With that being said I hope you’re training for me harder than you trained for your NFL tryouts,” Jones wrote. “You’re in a whole new league now #StudAthlete < #GodGivenTalent”

Jones defends his championship against the unbeaten Reyes in the main event of UFC 247 at Toyota Center in Houston on Feb. 8.