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Jon Jones Blasts Daniel Cormier After Telling USADA to Stop Calling Him

Jon Jones went on the offensive late Thursday night as he targeted Daniel Cormier in an explosive message following comments made about USADA

Jon Jones wants Daniel Cormier to pick up his phone.

It was just last week when Jones was handed a 15-month suspension from an independent arbitrator after the former light heavyweight champion tested positive for metabolites of an anabolic steroid following a knockout win over Cormier.

While USADA was seeking a stiffer penalty, Jones ultimately had his sentence reduced when the arbitrator ruled that he didn’t believe the New York native intentionally cheated and that the substance in his body wouldn’t have given him a competitive advantage in his fight.

Jones’ win over Cormier had already been overturned and most expected the former champion to face a harsh penalty because it was the second time he had violated the UFC’s anti-doping policy.

When the shorter suspension was announced, Cormier fired back at USADA and told the anti-doping agency to stop calling him or showing up at his house at all hours of the day or night after he had competed as a clean athlete from the time he was a wrestler in college all the way until he was a two-division UFC champion.

Cormier furthered that statement by showing a missed call from USADA as he doubled down by instructing the company to stop contacting him as he was obviously upset over how Jones’ case was handled.

Jones fired back in a lengthy Instagram message on Thursday night as he blasted Cormier over his comments and continued anger towards USADA over his suspension.

“You mad, Bro?” Jones wrote in a message directed at Cormier. “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.”

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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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Jones will be cleared to return to action after Oct. 28 while Cormier is awaiting a showdown with WWE superstar Brock Lesnar in early 2019.

With Cormier already expected to defend his heavyweight title next year, the UFC hopes to book Jones against former two-time title contender Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 instead.

Judging by Jones’ latest comments, it’s tough to imagine a scenario where he doesn’t try to get at least one more shot at Cormier before the two-division champion calls it a career in 2019 as he approaches his 40th birthday in March.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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