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For years now, Jon Jones the game designer has been getting tweets meant for Jon Jones, the fighter. He’s acted as Jon’s internet spam filter, especially when Jon messes up, as has happened numerous times over the years.
Today, though, the tables turned for once, and “Bones” made it into a hilarious joke.
From what I can tell, Jason Dake was trolling here- he knows which Jon Jones he’s tweeting.
@JonnyBones – You’re a pretty good game developer, and seem to be a decent human. Cool mustache too! Keep up the good work!
— Jason Dake (@DakeSaysThings) December 14, 2017
But Bones rolled with the joke, tagging Jon Jones, who for some reason he has kept blocked for the past five years.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 15, 2017
Seeing tweets go to the right guy for once was incredibly satisfying for Jon Jones.
Since @JonnyBones unblocked me and tagged me in that hilarious tweet, I’m seeing all of the replies from MMA randos he’s getting. This is the first time in five years that I’ve actually see Bones tweets that go to the right goddamn guy!!!! pic.twitter.com/NqcVWHF4ow
— Jon Jones (@jonjones) December 15, 2017
Mike Perry is a fictional character.
For reference, this is what he is talking about- the cognitive conditioning Santiago Ponzinibbio has been doing with Nic Davenport.
We had special guest @sponzinibbiomma come by @themindbody1 lab last night for a GYM-R #cognitiveconditioning session! This will be the last week of his camp before fight week in Winnipeg. Just like with strength and conditioning you want to peak the same goes for the mental. Now that we’re closer to the fight I increase the intensity by adding more distractions, less time to react, multiple stimuli to attend to it all the above. The Ultimate goal is to have him able to handle different stimuli and be able to process efficiently under that pressure. S/O @yuyu_villanueva for filming and @dubthaprodigy for the music equipment: @fitlighttraining _________________________ For your training needs we work with cognitive/mental conditioning with athletes, addiction rehabilitation centers, schools, military, police and general population. _________________________ #mrmentalmuscle #fitlight #teamponzinibbio #ufc #welterweight #workout #theexercisedscientist #mindbody1 #bodybraintrain #mma #hardwork #motivation #ufconfox
This is genuinely scary.
‘Do a Muay Thai fight’ they said. ‘It will be fun’ they said. Foreigner suffered a fractured skull at stadium in Phuket this week pic.twitter.com/3oyK2RTnuq
— James Goyder (@JamesGoyder) December 14, 2017
Some fight schedule updates- I hope Doo Ho Choi vs. Jeremy Stephens gets five rounds to play out, but Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek is a great fight as well.
Current frontrunner to headline the card is Stephens-Choi, I’m told. @mma_kings first reported.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 15, 2017
It may be tame in the era of Trump, but Dana White jumping into the random conversations of internet nobodies is still peak Dana White.
He’s not Boxing anyone so calm down cry babies.
— Dana White (@danawhite) December 15, 2017
Dustin Poirier has the important questions:
What’s Eddie doing though?
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 15, 2017
Robbie Lawler on why he’s not tried for a submission in the past twenty fights or so:
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 14, 2017
Interviewing Robbie Lawler:
Robbie: You know me, I don’t like talking about the fight business.
Me: Yeah. So, when you’re with friends, what do you talk about?
Robbie: The fight business. All the stuff you try to get me to talk about. (evil laugh).
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 13, 2017
This is the CM Punk fight that actually makes sense- Mike Jackson (whose blog I used to contribute content to) is the guy Mickey Gall had to fight to get to CM Punk in the first place.
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) December 14, 2017
Here’s a video I never asked for: GSP was asked about the first time he had sex. His expression says it all.
This is what Dana White pictures in his head whenever fighters ask for more pay.
Lando Vannata doing padwork
Colby Covington just picks fights with everyone
We all know #TwoFaceTyrone @TWooodley, we expect lies from him. But @kennyflorian you were 5-2 and got a title shot because when people squinted it looked like Sean Sherk was fighting Ben Stiller. You know better #SimpleJack https://t.co/hsH5iAtzNe
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 14, 2017
Kenny Florian’s trash talk wasn’t what got him his title shots, that’s for sure.
Ah yes, Colby Covington who uses gay slurs, now trying his best to insult referencing people with disabilities. A true class act ladies and gentlemen. Maybe after your lawsuit with Werdum you can find the time for a title shot. Watch out for that boomerang effect. https://t.co/Ofu9KUCT6T
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) December 14, 2017
It took me a second while scrolling to realize what was off about this picture.
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Double knockdowns are always fun
WOW. Crazy double knockdown at FLC 6 in Brazil. Cemey Meiota TKO’s Jorginho Filho. pic.twitter.com/yRE8lYZDIv
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 15, 2017
Pedro Henrique Soares KOs Caio Eduardo in less than 20 s ( FLC6) pic.twitter.com/2wbZOfpOpa
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) December 15, 2017
When the low kicks are strong
vicious lowkings from Mihail Kotruţă
Ilimbek Toktogulov had enough – TKO (WWFC 9) pic.twitter.com/ADGRYOJxwb
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) December 14, 2017
Podcasts and Video
.@Ealvarezfight responds to @felderpaul and says what Felder said about him was “a stupid comment” since Paul fights the same way he does. Eddie also plans to get clarification from Felder the next time the two run into each other. pic.twitter.com/RKDsxNLnX1
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) December 15, 2017