Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones set up impromptu fight over Twitter
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former title-holder Jon Jones are on a collision course, and from the sound of their Twitter exchange Friday, it might happen sooner than you expect — and not necessarily in the Octagon.
Jones was just recently reinstated to the UFC, and he's expected to face Cormier for his first fight back after being stripped of his title following an arrest in April on hit-and-run charges.
While the two fighters have been dancing around dates and locations, Jones took matters into his own hands and offered to take on Cormier in the Oklahoma State wrestling room with the champion's former head coach acting as the official for the bout.
Cormier answered back right away and even offered to save Jones the flight to Oklahoma by coming to his backyard in New Mexico instead.
@JonnyBones if that's how we wanna do it. I can be in new Mexico in a few hours. And we can do it every day until fight day comes.— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 30, 2015
From there, things escalated to where it seems like an impromptu UFC light heavyweight championship bout might be headed to the Jackson-Winkeljohn gym on Saturday in Albuquerque.
Perfect Daniel, I'll be at Jackson's MMA grand opening this Saturday Oct 31st if you want to stop by. #BringyourKleenex— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 30, 2015
Jon boy I'll be there! I'm a man I don't playing games. See u Saturday! @JonnyBones— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 30, 2015
I'm gonna be there but I need u to make it to the octagon, we don't wanna violate parole now do we :) @JonnyBones— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 30, 2015
Given the intense rivalry between these two fighters, no one will be surprised if Cormier actually shows up at the gym to challenge Jones.
How UFC president Dana White feels about that idea is a different story all together.