Former UFC champion Jon Jones is expected to return to the octagon early next year after it was announced that USADA is only suspending him for 15 months, with 14 months already served. That decision didn't sit well with everyone, including his rival Daniel Cormier.
DC, who lost to Jones twice, made a statement on UFC Tonight after the announced suspension and was critical of USADA's decision
On Wednesday Cormier tweeted out a screenshot of his phone with a missed call from USADA on it telling them to stop calling him.
News of that tweet reached Jones and he responded to it by bashing the UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight champion. He claimed the reason DC won't pick up the phone is because he doesn't want to hear the truth that Jones didn't cheat to beat him and said, "The fact you can’t beat me kills you and it stops you from picking up that phone."
@dc_mma You mad, Bro? USADA keeps calling but you’re not going to pick up the phone because the second you hear them say I’m innocent is the instant the illusion you’ve created shatters. Then it’s all real AGAIN and that’s not a step you’re willing to take. Instead you wrap yourself in your fake belt and keep telling yourself the shin that slammed into your face and the performance that buried you once again was enhanced. The fact you can’t beat me kills you and it stops you from picking up that phone. If you answer it then the nightmare becomes reality. Then again, maybe you do pick up, accept the truth that you were defeated by a superior fighter and that gives you peace. Or it goes another way and you get motivated to try a third time and that will save me the hassle of having to dig you up before I bury you. So now that the illusion you’ve built is crumbling and the “violation was not intended nor could it have enhanced the athlete’s performance” you still have to tell yourself something yeah? And while there was “absolutely no intention to use prohibited substances,” it was my intention to kick your ass once again. Mission accomplished. Pick up the phone #letstalkaboutit
Something tells me there will be a Cormier-Jones 3 sometime in 2019. Assuming DC doesn't retire after his big fight with Brock Lesnar.