The beef between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones is real.
Cormier was serving as an analyst for UFC on FOX 12 Saturday and talked about his upcoming fight with Jones. Cormier tooted his own horn, boasting about how he could beat Bones.
“I tell you fans: I have the skill, I have the confidence, I have the ability to go in there and beat the best fighter in the world,” he said on the program.
“This is what I’m made to do. This is why I’m in the UFC. I believe my style matches up great against Jon Jones. Sept. 27 is my coronation day. I’m going to be the king of the UFC and king of the pound-for-pound rankings.”
Clearly Jones was watching the show, because it didn’t take him long to respond. Here’s the tweet he sent:
Oh shut up please
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 27, 2014
It didn’t take long for Cormier to reply:
@JonnyBones make me shut up! Bet you can't!
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 27, 2014
Will Cormier make good on his promises? Or will Jones shut him up? This is definitely shaping up to be one of the best fights of the year.