When UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes sat on stage together at the UFC 247 news conference earlier this month, it was clear that Jones was irritated by his next challenger.
Nothing has changed since, and that’s evident in the way the two men interact on social media.
Take this past weekend, for instance. Reyes, who was a standout defensive back at Stony Brook University, sent out this tweet:
— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) December 28, 2019
And yet, Jones saw this tweet and couldn’t let it be.
Keep telling yourself that buddy, whatever it takes to get you through camp. I don’t want no excuses after this https://t.co/czZEGUCoGY
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 29, 2019
Reyes’ response to that? This tweet of a GIF with Jones’ face:
— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) December 30, 2019
There’s no question that Jones vs. Reyes is a compelling fight, with the undefeated Reyes being a tall southpaw who matches up well with Jones on paper. As for the trash talk that’s sure to keep up until they fight on Feb. 8 in Houston, it won’t quite measure up.