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Jon Jones heckles UFC Jacksonville headliners on Twitter: ‘Uncle Glover ain’t playing tonight’

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With top-ranked light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira in action on Wednesday night, division champion Jon Jones was watching intently.

Jones took to Twitter to provide a running commentary on the UFC Jacksonville main event, addressing both of his past opponents as the bout went on. Teixeira, who lost a five-round unanimous decision to Jones at UFC 172 six years ago, battled back from a slow start to defeat Smith by fifth-round TKO after dominating the majority of the bout.

Earlier, Jones warned that Smith should be wary of demanding a rematch.

Smith challenged Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 235 in March of last year, but fell to “Bones” by unanimous decision. Jones didn’t think highly of Smith’s interviews during this past fight week, dismissing his chances of faring better in a hypothetical second meeting.

Jones was highly complimentary of the 40-year-old Teixeira’s performance, though he deleted a tweet making glib reference to a recent home invasion that Smith foiled.

@JonnyBones, Twitter

Jones also had a few playful responses for fans taking note of his latest Twitter salvo.

UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou mentioned Jones on social media after Jones also commented on Ovince Saint Preux’s heavyweight debut, with Ngannou seeming to ask how likely it is that Jones would follow suit and jump up a division.

Taking that as a challenge, Jones fired off a few retorts to Ngannou and people questioning whether he would be confident in a matchup against “The Predator.”

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