Jones, Tate Trade Words via Twitter
Jon Jones sparred with another fighter this week — except it was not in an Octagon, but on Twitter, with words instead of fists, and he wasn’t fighting a light heavyweight.
As reported by Bloody Elbow, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and retired MMA star Miesha Tate recently appeared on MMA on SiriusXM. When discussing Jones — who had his license revoked by the California State Athletic Commission for a failed drug test from last summer — Tate said that she was over Jones and his story.
That led to a tweeted response from Jones, calling Tate a “quitter”, referring to Tate’s retirement immediately following her loss at UFC 205 in November 2016. It turned into a trading of words via the social media platform.
@MieshaTate I don’t quit when things get tough for me, I get stronger. You just wait and see, maybe you’ll even find motivation in it. Sucks I lost you as a fan. Enjoy retirement sister
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 1, 2018
@jonnybones u make things tougher 4 urself, I hope u can figure it out this time but I’m not holding my breath. Supported u plenty in the past & if ur implying I’m a quitter that’s pretty low. There’s a time when all of us have to stop & Happy I walked away with a clean slate https://t.co/uOuhVzPAG4
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) March 2, 2018
@MieshaTate Never meet negativity with negativity, I shouldn’t have responded to you in the first place. You won
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 2, 2018
@JonnyBones I’m really not trying to be negative Jon, just honest. I think you’re a great fighter and as a person I wish you nothing but the best. Still feel let down one too many times. Hope you turn it around for yourself brother. https://t.co/u2ArQo1a7e
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) March 3, 2018
Jones still awaits a disciplinary measure from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Jones faces a suspension of up to four years.
Original Story: Bloody Elbow