Jon Jones and Dana White are not seeing eye-to-eye.
UFC president Dana White and light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones continued their war of words when White spoke out about him during a press conference on Saturday.
“(Jones) can do whatever he wants,” White said during a UFC news conference on Saturday. “He wants to sit out, fight, he can do whatever. He can say whatever he wants publicly. It’s his God-given right in America. He can say whatever he wants. When he’s ready to come back, he can.
“In one of his tweets, he said I tarnished his name. I tarnished you? You’ve done a very good job of tarnishing you.”
White is certainly alluding to Jones’ outside-the-ring issues in which the 32-year-old fighter has been arrested multiple times during his UFC career.
Jones would take to Twitter on Sunday and fire back at White.
“At no point did I ever demand anything from you Dana, I simply asked for a Super fight and asked to be compensated for it,” Jones wrote. “You are the one who started talking negotiations publicly and showing the world how much you’ve been withholding from your athletes this whole time.”
“You’re talking all that big guy stuff about not caring, put your money where your mouth is and release me from that contract,” Jones wrote on Twitter.
Jones is the UFC’s longtime light heavyweight champion after winning the title in 2011.