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UFC Moncton: Anthony Smith Delivers Warning to Jon Jones in Response to Former Champ

It remains to be seen if Anthony Smith ends up facing Jon Jones in the coming months, but “Lionheart” delivered a warning to the former, light-heavyweight champ, following his win last night at UFC Moncton.

Smith took on fellow contender, Volkan Oezdemir in Saturday’s headliner, and proceeded to finish the feared striker with a rear-naked-choke in round three. Following round two, it looked like Oezdemir might be headed to victory, as he controlled much of the second frame. Smith, however, rebounded in round three, and scored the biggest win of his career.

Well, after the bout, Jones was asked for his take on Smith’s performance, and the star labelled it as “OK”. Smith was asked to respond to Jones’ tweet, and here’s some of what he had to say (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“If he ain’t worried about it, what’s he watching for?” Smith said. “Jon Jones should worry about Alexander Gustafsson first. I think that performance was exactly one Jon Jones would hate to see. You’re not going to get me out of there with a little bit of flash and some hard punches. That ain’t going to happen. But if I was Jon Jones, I would probably be a little bit more worried about Alexander Gustafsson than Anthony Smith right now.”

“(He’s not going to win) if he’s more focused about what me and Volkan Oezdemir are doing, that’s for damn sure,” Smith added. “The best Jon Jones has to show up to win that fight. I’d imagine with all the time off that Jon is going to train his ass off. He claims that he didn’t train at all for the first one, so the real Jon Jones shows up, I’d imagine he gets it done. I hope he does because that’s who I want. That’s no disrespect to Gustafsson. I want to be the man to take out Jon Jones, but he’s got to get through Gus first.”

There you have it. Now, Jones’ comments shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise really. While Smith showed a ton of heart last night, and once again, demonstrated he’s a very dangerous fighter, he didn’t cruise through Oezdemir. It should also be noted that Jones didn’t come out and outright, criticize Smith’s performance either.

Smith is on point in noting that Jones should worry about beating Gustafsson first, after all, their first fight in 2013 was very competitive, and “The Mauler” has remained a top contender for a reason. The two will rematch on December 29th at UFC 232, which will go down in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gus Predicts Jones’ Head Will ‘Bounce Off The Canvas’ At UFC 232

Alexander Gustafsson is finally getting another crack at former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the two lock horns for the undisputed 205-pound title at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The rematch comes over five years after Gustafsson originally lost to Jones via unanimous decision back at UFC 165, which remains one of the best UFC title fights of all time.

Leading up to the reboot, Gustafsson is feeling extremely confident. Maybe it’s because he’s a better fighter than he was back in 2013 or maybe it’s because Jones, who will be returning from his United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension, has competed just twice since January of 2015. Either way, “The Mauler” is ready to roll.

“I don’t have the same respect for Jones as I did five years ago,” Gustafsson recently told MMANytt.

“I’ll knock him out in the fourth,” he continued. “Jon Jones’ head will bounce off the canvas in the fourth round.”

For the record, Jones has never been knocked out. In fact, minus his knockout victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 that was later overturned to a no contest and his disqualification against Matt Hamill back in 2009, Jones has never lost a fight. The closest he has ever come came against Gustafsson five years ago, but “Bones” ultimately defended his title even though he swears he didn’t train for the fight.

Gustafsson, who has played third fiddle to Jones and Cormier over the past couple of years, is arguably better than he ever has been. The 31-year-old is coming off a spectacular knockout finish over former title challenger Glover Teixeira last year and a three-round decision win over Jan Blachowicz back in 2016 in which Gustafsson flashed an evolved ground game to control Blachowicz with takedowns.

Only time will tell if Gustafsson can actually take out Jones, but it’s going to get real interesting over the next couple of months as the two light heavyweights begin to trade verbal barbs. This is simply just the tip of the iceberg.

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Alexander Gustafsson Taunts Jon Jones to Sign Contract: ‘Stop Being A Coward’

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Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Are At It Again, And Cormier Is Winning

Former champ and part-time snitch Jon Jones has a little bit of history with Daniel Cormier.

Twice Jones has beaten the current light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ. And yet both those times, Jones ended up losing his belt because he can’t keep away from illicit substances.

Now Jones is back from his last drug suspension, and he’s working the social media angles to get under Cormier’s skin. It just might be working, but Jones is getting slapped around a little hard…

Here’s some of the back and forth:

First, Jones fired off some Hater-ade.

 

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@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

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Then Cormier responded, and I have to say, he totally eviscerated the dude.

 

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So here we go again Jonny boy. First off, if you did nothing wrong and were “innocent“ then you’d have never been suspended. You’ve had to stand before these people and arbitrators so many times it’s insane. So you slipped again, how many times can one man slip? I’ve been tested 70 times and I haven’t slipped once. How do you explain that? And on top of all the cheating you’ve done around UFC 182, UFC 200 and UFC 214 that’s not even the straw that broke the camel’s back. You are actually a SNITCH! You think you’re the only one that’s been offered this deal? No, you’re just the only scumbag low enough to take it! Which one of your teammates did you tell on to get this joke of a punishment from USADA! I thought there was nothing lower than a cheater but it’s not surprising that you show me a whole new level. You’re a cheater and a SNITCH! Get off my page and go do some coke, or steroids or whatever you losers do in your spare time. #doublechamp

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Jones replied, but I don’t know… He’s probably hiding under the cage at Jackson-Winklejohn gym crying right now.

 

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@dc_mma that’s the face of the man who would have you washing his underwear. I run your house

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What do you think?

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Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Are At It Again, And Cormier Is Winning

Former champ and part-time snitch Jon Jones has a little bit of history with Daniel Cormier.

Twice Jones has beaten the current light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ. And yet both those times, Jones ended up losing his belt because he can’t keep away from illicit substances.

Now Jones is back from his last drug suspension, and he’s working the social media angles to get under Cormier’s skin. It just might be working, but Jones is getting slapped around a little hard…

Here’s some of the back and forth:

First, Jones fired off some Hater-ade.

 

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@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

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Then Cormier responded, and I have to say, he totally eviscerated the dude.

 

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So here we go again Jonny boy. First off, if you did nothing wrong and were “innocent“ then you’d have never been suspended. You’ve had to stand before these people and arbitrators so many times it’s insane. So you slipped again, how many times can one man slip? I’ve been tested 70 times and I haven’t slipped once. How do you explain that? And on top of all the cheating you’ve done around UFC 182, UFC 200 and UFC 214 that’s not even the straw that broke the camel’s back. You are actually a SNITCH! You think you’re the only one that’s been offered this deal? No, you’re just the only scumbag low enough to take it! Which one of your teammates did you tell on to get this joke of a punishment from USADA! I thought there was nothing lower than a cheater but it’s not surprising that you show me a whole new level. You’re a cheater and a SNITCH! Get off my page and go do some coke, or steroids or whatever you losers do in your spare time. #doublechamp

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Jones replied, but I don’t know… He’s probably hiding under the cage at Jackson-Winklejohn gym crying right now.

 

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@dc_mma that’s the face of the man who would have you washing his underwear. I run your house

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What do you think?

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