UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones had an unexpected visitor during his scheduled meet-and-greet autograph session in New Jersey on Saturday — fellow UFC light heavyweight Corey Anderson.
In a video obtained by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Anderson and several of his associates approached Jones and a verbal altercation started.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 27, 2019
“I’m going to let you know, bro, if you want to fight, come to fight,” Jones could be heard saying to Anderson. “If you come over here and say anything stupid to me, not a good idea.”
Another video of the incident from an alternate angle and point shows Jones flipping off Anderson and his colleagues as the crowd inside the New Jersey indoor amusement park got into the action.
Jon Jones and Corey Anderson get into a back and forth, Jones pops Anderson and team the finger, fans get INTO it. Good content in the Garden State. pic.twitter.com/MMFVV6zkbh
— Rizz (@RizzMMA) July 27, 2019
This isn’t the first time Jones has been confronted at a meet-and-greet appearance. Earlier this year, Jones was in the U.K. when he was confronted by kickboxer Chi-Lewis Parry, a confidante of UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, Jones’ longtime Octagon nemesis.