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Jon Jones Responds To Chael Sonnen’s “Punk Kid” Remarks Via Twitter Outburst [UPDATED]

(When all else fails, a hypogonadism burn is always a solid standby.) 

Apparently Jon Jones is unaware that Chael Sonnen is a fight promoter first, troll second, and actual fighter third. Be that as it may, “Bones” must have really took to heart the relatively light bit of trash-talking Sonnen aimed in the champ’s direction when announcing his return to the light-heavyweight division on UFC Tonight, as he has already responded, then deleted, several scathing remarks aimed at the former middleweight title challenger via Twitter, because of course he did.

If we’ve learned anything about what arguments over Twitter inevitably lead to, we’re probably going to need a bigger facepalm and a fresh pair of trousers for one of these gentlemen in the near future.

The rest of Jones’ comments are below.

True, Jon, but doing the same thing back to Sonnen on Twitter kind of blends into that whole hypocritical aura you seem to exude. Just sayin’.

Forget what I just said, that was kind of awesome. Chael, the floor is yours.

But you know what I hate about this the most? The fact that Jones is playing right into Chael’s game (see below), which can only mean one thing: an expedited, undeserved title shot for Chael Sonnen if Jones is able to dispatch Dan Henderson at UFC 151. Sure, the next shot has been promised to Lyoto Machida, but we all know how much better Sonnen vs. Jones (or Sonnen vs. anyone, for that matter) would do as far as pay-per-view sales go. Rivalries trump legitimate contenders 9 times out of 10, and the fact that Machida has already faced Jones and lost certainly won’t help those numbers. Sonnen undoubtedly knows this, the clever cow, and is leading Bones into his Jigsaw-esque trap like the pro that he is.

Prediction: If Jones beats Hendo, he will suffer an injury significant enough that Machida will be forced to take another fight in his prolonged absence. Meanwhile, Jones and Sonnen will continue to hype their rivalry until Sonnen vs. Griffin is declared a #1 contenders match (hey, crazier things have happened). Sonnen will win, and Lyoto will be left in the dark, drinking homemade Mai Tai after Mai Tai as a means of consoling himself for not talking enough shit over Twitter to get a rematch with Bones.

I could be wrong, but I watched The Mentalist for eight straight hours yesterday, which leads me to believe that I am spot on.

[UPDATE - 4:30 p.m. EST]

Wait a minute…as I’m writing this, it seems Jones has used the Avatarian connection that all people with the same last name share to hack into my brain and respond to my worries before I could even publish them (same wording and everything), stating the following on Twitter:

For everyone who thinks I’m “falling into chaels game” I know exactly what I’m doing.. #AreYouNotEntertained

Touche, Jon. Now stay the fuck out of my head thank you very much.

[UPDATED - 4:45]

This article has officially become a liveblog, people. Here’s Chael’s pair of responses:

Advice to @jonnybones. Take some of that Nike money, hire new writers.

Boarding plane to Oregon now, home of your corporate wage masters. Next time you are in town, knock on my door. Don’t drive.

I don’t really understand hashtags, but I think a #BOOMHEADSHOT is appropriate here.

Tune in for more.

-J. Jones

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ringjoker80- August 17, 2012 at 9:22 am
only thing keeping sonnen rep alive is his mouth and his victories over bums like stann and bisbing. i do not see him beating machida, rua, and it is bones belt period. the guy really needs to fight like he talks or go to the wwe and take his i predict 20 losses with him lol.
cttouch212- August 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm
This twitter "beef" nonsense is getting old. Jones should just let his hands do the talking when and if the time comes. We all know Chael is going to be Chael
Grandmas Nutmeg- August 16, 2012 at 6:55 am
I think hashtags are like outbursts for your Tourette's. #Fuck #Ass
Enricho Palazzo- August 16, 2012 at 6:45 am
"I know exactly what I’m doing.." #LastWordsBeforeDrivingBentley
RSparrow- August 16, 2012 at 6:27 am
Somewhere, upstairs in his bungalow mansion, Vince McMahon is violently jerking off.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- August 16, 2012 at 3:56 am
He should befriend Roy Nelson, have him fight Cung Le at a catchweight, then have him get his face stomped and his Harley Davidson bandanna stolen, then he has to fight Cung Le ala've already got the crowd screaming 'CUNG LE! CUNG LE! CUNG LE! CUNG LE!' written in.....(which I do every time Cung Le fights)
RwilsonR- August 16, 2012 at 12:34 am
I hope Chael is in his boy Hendo's corner for the Jones fight, then when Jones breaks Hendo in two, Chael can rush in with one arm outstretched while he is restrained by his fellow cornermen as he shouts "NOOOOO!" in slow motion. It will be just like JCVD in Kickboxer when Tong Po had his way with his brother. Add in some tweets, some hashtags (whatever the hell they are), and you've got yourself a story there, I think. Then, at some point, Chael can move up to HW, and start a beef with Chad Griggs. I've always thought Chad Griggs would make a good stand in for Attila from Lionheart. So he has another JCVD knockoff storyline already built into that one.
RwilsonR- August 16, 2012 at 12:21 am
Ah, Chael... don't ever leave us.
Crow42- August 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Machida vs Sonnen plz
GrandShamrock- August 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm
This means Chael has really little faith in Hendo, right?
cecils_pupils- August 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm
GrandShamrock- August 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm
You seem to forget that this whole Chael thing started cos he hyped his fight, and then he put Silva in real danger of losing the title, then he talked some more, and lost the rematch in the second round. So now, what credibility does he have? Now we are all forgetting this whole thing was successful cos he had some success in the ring, after losing to Silva the first time in the last minute, by winning that dumb decision against Bisping, and losing silly against Silva the second time, really, his time has passed.
RearNakedSpoon- August 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm
I hear someone saw Jon Bon Jonsi trying to feed a Bentley to a lamp post. I wonder if Nogueira was meant to be drunk as well.
V.S.O.P.- August 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm
What's funny to me is, the moment I read Chael called him a punk I knew Baby Back Bones would go cry about it. Physically gifted, mentally insecure.
danomite- August 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Obviously he sent that last tweet and deleted the previous ones because greg jackson told him stooping to chael's level wouldn't get him any fans.
MonsterMaulingAss- August 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Im hoping for the winner of Hendo Jones to be put out of commission just long enough to see a #1 contenders match between Sonnen Machida. Chael has talked a whole lot of shit on The Dragon, and contrary to people saying Lyoto ducked Chael, Machida openly said he'd accept a fight with the American Gangster.
Alan K- August 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Jon's response: "Oh yeah, @sonnench? Well, ...uh...yo momma is so dumb named her kid Chael. Chael!


I'm the Light Heavyweight Champion. Deal with it Bisquick! Bones out!
Grandmas Nutmeg- August 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm
It'd be great if you find out Hendo has been training with Chael and this is just an added bonus.
Ricardo Guitardo- August 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Jon Jones better start working on his illegal knee strikes to downed opponents.
The12ozCurls- August 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm
Jon Jones better put the Iphone down and just walk away because Chael is about 2 Tweets away from making it burst into flames.
Why do I feel like I already typed that? Deja Vu? The Matrix? Whatever.