When asked about Jones, Cormier who has a long feud with the interim champion had plenty to say to about him, calling him now a “regular guy”.
“No, (he’s not relevant) because he’s not fighting, what made him relevant was the fact that he could fight, and he could fight well. He’s not fighting anymore. He’s a normal guy that did a lot of things in the past. He’s any other guy that, at this point, is retired because he’s not in the game.”
Johnson, in the same interview as Cormier, said that when he’s asked about Jones nowadays, it’s no longer about him as a fighter but what’s going on with him as a person.
“When people ask me about Jon, they ask me like, ‘What’s going on with that guy? They don’t ask me about his athletic ability anymore and his greatness inside the cage, they talk about his problems outside the cage. Nobody’s perfect – we’ve all had our problems outside the cage. But his are just amazing.”
After hearing those comments, Jones took to twitter and delivered a strong rant on both Cormier and Johnson.
Can't wait to get back and slap one of these light heavyweights, even on the sidelines I'm more relevant than anyone in that division.
As Cormier and Johnson prepare for the title fight at UFC 206 in Toronto, Jones is preparing for his arbitration meeting with USADA over his failed drug test. It seems that there is no love lost between the three of these light-heavyweight fighters and the rivalry continues on as two of them fight for the belt and the other tries to get back into the UFC.