The pair’s latest public spat came about after Jones came across an interview Cormier did with CBS Sports, in which he refused to give his bitter rival ‘a platform’ and branded him a ‘nobody.’
Upon seeing Cormier’s comments, Jones flew into a fit of rage and went on a tweeting spree, in which he referenced Cormier’s wife.
“I don’t have a platform DC? That just sounds dumb,” the former UFC light-heavyweight champion tweeted.
“Even after years of suspension, I have just as much if not more of a platform than you. Every win you get goes on my resume, You know who you dream about at night. I’m sure your wife knows too.
“At first I thought you were trying to convince the fans I beat you because of performance-enhancing drugs but now I’m pretty sure you have convinced yourself too. Keep doing that.
“Good thing for you, the next time we fight I’ll be all cleaned up. Let’s see you dominate me this time since I cheated the first two.
“Good luck in your next fight, I’ve always wanted to be heavyweight champ… who’s your daddy?”
Cormier didn’t take his nemesis’ comments kindly and hit back with a zinger of his own.
The current UFC light-heavyweight champion tweeted: “Jon, you’re a b****h! You’re one now always been one.
“Sit back and watch me be great, you steroid cheat. Let’s not talk about wives man.
“Come on, I’m sure with all the shit you’ve done I could get a conversation from your wife. I mean from your girlfriend, baby mama?”
Cormier’s latest back-and-forth with Jones a little over a week before of his UFC 226 bout with Stipe Miocic, his heavyweight counterpart.
Should Cormier end Miocic’s reign atop of the heavyweight division, he’ll become only the second fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneous, a feat achieved by Conor McGregor at UFC 205.
Jones and Cormier have twice met in the Octagon, with the former winning their first encounter at UFC 182 via unanimous decision.
Cormier suffered a brutal third-round KO loss to Jones at UFC 214 in August 2017, but that loss was overturned to a no contest after it emerged that ‘Bones’ tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid turanibol ahead of the grudge match.
Jones, 30, is currently awaiting punishment from the United States Anti-Doping Agency for the second failed drug test of his career, which has the potential to land him a four-year suspension.
The New York native has denied intentionally ingesting the prohibited agent and believes it may have entered his system via a tainted supplement, though he and his team have yet to find the cause of the positive test.