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Morning Report: Frank Lester reignites his beef with Jon Jones: ‘He was too scared to come fight me like a man’

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Last year, former professional fighter and JacksonWink striking coach Frank Lester and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had a very public falling out. Now, with Jones back in the spotlight about to headline UFC 247 this weekend, Lester has once again come out firing with some serious accusations against Jones and the JacksonWink team.

In October, Lester accused Jones of failing to pay him over $13,000 in owed compensation for his work with Jones on the champion’s title defense against Thiago Santos at UFC 239, even saying that “it’s on site” with Jones and that Jones should “keep that security close”. Jones fervently denied having ever welched on paying Lester for his services and said he would involve the authorities in response to Lester’s threats. After that, things had been mostly quite on the Jones-Lester beef front. Until yesterday that is.

Taking to Instagram, Lester renewed his salvos against Jones as the champion prepares for his title defense against Dominick Reyes, personally attacking “Bones” as a “control freak” and claiming that Jones’ head coach, Greg Jackson, used personal connections to have the police interfere with his life.

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Fakest group of people I’ve ever been around. They will invite you on the team after 8 years of faithful service. They will use you for the highest level of sparring and drilling, they will pray with you like you family, but in actuality none of these dudes give a flying fuck about the other personally, they just hanging on Jon’s nutsack bc they want to get paid. And when I got ripped off all these so called friends turned their backs on me & all the hard work I had given to Team Jone and Jacksons MMA as a whole over the last 8 years. Just bc jon is a super control freak who has to get his was and if you’re not ready to be his yes man and suck on his ego inflated dick... then you’re out! Well let’s see what KARMA has in store for this weekend for these fucking chumps! “Let em hate’ so long as they fear’ I’m not the one who needed to involve the police or call Greg Jacksons punk ass bc jon Jones was too scared to come fight me like a man for the money he owed me. Oh, yeah, Jon Jones is a master in the cage but a BITCH IN THE STREET. So he had Greg call his lil GF who works for APD and submit an unlawful red flag law memorandum on me bc jon Jones pussy ass thought I might shoot him, which I never said anything of the sort or hinted that was even a possibility. He’s just got a bitch ass cowards with no street heart to handle his own bullshit in real life when it comes to real men being about real business and he had to make sure the law would over step their boundaries bc his ego is so big & he knows Greg will break laws bc he needs that BONES paycheck bc after that divorce and his terrible business skills which killed the original gym, it prolly ain’t coming again for too much longer! #TANKLIFE #ImTheRealestINTheGame LETS GO CHAMP!!! @domreyes24

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“Fakest group of people I’ve ever been around. They will invite you on the team after 8 years of faithful service. They will use you for the highest level of sparring and drilling, they will pray with you like you family, but in actuality none of these dudes give a flying f*ck about the other personally, they just hanging on Jon’s nutsack [because] they want to get paid. And when I got ripped off all these so called friends turned their backs on me & all the hard work I had given to Team Jone[s] and Jacksons MMA as a whole over the last 8 years. Just [because] Jon is a super control freak who has to get his [way] and if you’re not ready to be his yes man and suck on his ego inflated d*ck... then you’re out! Well let’s see what KARMA has in store for this weekend for these f*cking chumps! “Let em hate’ so long as they fear” I’m not the one who needed to involve the police or call Greg Jacksons punk ass [because] Jon Jones was too scared to come fight me like a man for the money he owed me. Oh, yeah, Jon Jones is a master in the cage but a B*TCH IN THE STREET. So he had Greg call his lil [girlfriend] who works for APD and submit an unlawful red flag law memorandum on me [because] Jon Jones p*ssy ass thought I might shoot him, which I never said anything of the sort or hinted that was even a possibility. He’s just got a b*tch ass cowards with no street heart to handle his own bullsh*t in real life when it comes to real men being about real business and he had to make sure the law would over step their boundaries [because] his ego is so big & he knows Greg will break laws [because] he needs that BONES paycheck [because] after that divorce and his terrible business skills which killed the original gym, it prolly ain’t coming again for too much longer! #TANKLIFE #ImTheRealestINTheGame LETS GO CHAMP!!! @DomReyes24”

Edited for clarity by MMAFighting

It’s safe to say Lester will be pulling for Dominick Reyes to score the upset this weekend.


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VIDEO STEW

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LISTEN UP

Heavy Hands. Dissecting the biggest fights at UFC 247.

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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

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Mike Perry.

Making believers.

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Angela Hill (11-7) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (4-1); UFC Auckland, Feb. 22.

Richard Kiely (3-2) vs. George Hardwick (4-1); Bellator Dublin, Feb. 22.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.


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