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Nerd Alert: Jon Jones, Aaron Simpson Engage in Twitter War


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We’re already on record with our belief that Twitter is great for us media types and not so great for the MMA fighters who think they are using it to establish a personal “brand” but are really just broadcasting the worst parts of themselves to the public on a regular basis. We also already told you that Jon Jones is not only obsessively following upcoming opponent Ryan Bader on Twitter, but he’s also shadowing many of his friends, training partners and followers. You know what we love? We love when two seeminlgy unrelated stories from the past come together to make a new story in the present, like this …

UFC middleweight Aaron Simpson – who is currently training with Bader – sent a fairly innocuous tweet earlier this week essentially saying he thought Bader was ready to go against Jones at UFC 126. Naturally, Jones saw it and he did not appreciate it.


"I don’t think Jon Jones has any idea what he is getting into with Bader,” Simpson wrote. "I hope he is up for it."

Uh-oh. Now, if there’s one thing we know about Jonny Bones, it’s that he doesn’t like it when people write unflattering stuff about him on the internets. Dude has already proven he is not above a Twitter spat and on the rare occasion when someone in the media publishes something negative about him he’ll actually track them down for a face-to-face talk.

So, it was no surprise then that Jones fired back at Simpon post haste … 

"Didn’t you lose your last 2 fights?” Jones responded. “Please don’t piss me off, I actually have respect for Ryan. Don’t you have a fight scheduled? Focus on yourself instead of weather (sic!) I’m ready or not? Are you familiar with the strike policy in baseball?"

Plus 1 to Jones for calling out Simpson for being on the chopping block when he fights Mario Miranda on March 26. Minus 20 to the UFC’s fastest rising light heavyweight star for getting baited into another idiotic Twitter war. Not for nothing, it might be time for Jones to get offline for good.

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G-man- January 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm
and why are people calling JBJ a narc? did he do some shady business with the fuzz?
G-man- January 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm
Haha yeah man I thought it was a classic burn too, people have to remember that jones is only 23! So you have to expect him to be defensive on what is said about him. They need to lay off jones, if simpson hadn't of started it jones wouldn't have had to do what he does and finish! Jones is going to destroy bader, much like all his opponents on his way to being one of the most dominant LHW champs ever!!! Im a big fan of bader but I see jones dominating a 3 round 30-26 dec. I cant see bader getting the better of any aspect of this fight.
beef_kurtains- January 26, 2011 at 9:40 am
The NARC can't spell. Hilarious.
JaredB- January 26, 2011 at 9:29 am
Why is Jones so heavily favored in this fight? Bader has beat top 15 opponents, Jones has not.

Jones also has a terrible gas tank (admittedly, Bader was on fumes in R3 with Nog but still pulled the round out IMO) and seems absolutely lost when he can't finish guys in the first. He is a flashy striker but 3/4 of the shit he throws, including his famous elbows don't land. Couple that with his growingly obvious arrogance and I kinda expect a stoppage win for Bader.

Also, kinda funny how Simpson was touted and undefeated before he fought top 15 guys (Leben and Munoz) and then became an undercard guy on the freebie shows. I could see the same fate befalling Jones. Remember the betting line on Leben/Simpson was like +250 Leben and -325 Simpson or something like that.
Limfamous- January 26, 2011 at 9:29 am
CP - your link to Aaron Simpson's profile page needs to be updated.. cmon now..
ccman- January 26, 2011 at 8:29 am
I called it a year ago I think his humble act is all....well an act. I think he is arrogant and a child neither of which sit well with me.

That said, I will watch his fights and might even cheer for him in some, I will never be a 'fan' nor go out of my way to pay attention to him. And that is the difference between being a belt holder and being a champ in my opinion. Belt holders get a strap, a champ gets adoration.
Dagnut- January 26, 2011 at 7:33 am
I think matt hammil should get a rematch
Fried Taco- January 26, 2011 at 7:32 am
Hi Jon! Just wanted to see if you're still checking the comments on this article. Bader is going to beat your ass! Have a nice Day!!! :-) LOL
Mofo- January 26, 2011 at 7:27 am
Anyone who's hatin on Jones is a sad sack who can only find joy in life by being a troll.

Anyone who's hatin on Jones doesn't know shit about MMA.

I'm talking about the man in the ring, not the high school girl on twitter.
myklhoey- January 26, 2011 at 7:23 am
34TH
@mrniceguy
that wasnt very nice.
well see here, i dont think bones will gt past bader, this may prove to be anther belfort vs couture 2. everyone and there motha though belfort was ginna maul this guy, cause of his stand up and ground game, he was ginna be mma's first
god-man, but as the sayin goes, hold your cock and hit a wall.
now i dont know what the fuck that means but belfort got wrecked, and i think jones will to
Mofo- January 26, 2011 at 7:17 am
+1 djp1988

For being old school CP with the wit

Too much bad attitude around here lately
Gorgzilla- January 26, 2011 at 6:59 am
Jones just got trolled... again. Don't tell him yet. Let this play out! I's going to be awesome if Jones just totally freaks every time someone writes anything remotely offensive about him on twitter!

There might be years of entertainment from this nugget of gold!
newdeal- January 26, 2011 at 6:05 am
I now officially hope Jones gets his ass kicked...although I don't think Bader has it in him I think he will get treated like Matt Hamill
rlh61- January 26, 2011 at 5:40 am
@MoTropolis - damnit...you beat me to the Al Gore comment.

C'mon Smitty...everyone knows Al Gore invented the interwebs. G-Dub just renamed them.
Gooner- January 26, 2011 at 4:07 am
With every article about Jonny Bones, he increasingly comes off as a complete tool. He always seems so humble and level headed in the post fight interviews aswell.

One spinning back fist and i'll forgot everything about the lead up to his fight though
valetudorules- January 26, 2011 at 1:28 am
masterbader is gonna get whooped
KarmaAteMyCat- January 26, 2011 at 12:04 am
@ Mo

I don't see whats so wrong about hoping he gets a bonus? perhaps he was being witty. I would bet dudes got more then enough in the bank to currently cover the purchase of a new car if the insurance company doesn't cover it.

Also to be honest I don't care about the other person in that car accident. I don't even care if Jones volunteer's at the local food shelter. Dude entertains me on the internet and in the cage that means I'll keep buying PPV Showings with him on it. Note that I am a heartless fuck so I could be a tad bit Bias here.
MoTropolis- January 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm
@Smitty

Im pretty sure Al Gore invented the interwebs.

I love Jon Jones as a fighter and expect him to beat (not destroy) Bader, but outside the octagon, the kid is clown shoes. He has a bible verse tattoo and portrays himself as a christian but after his car accident, he tweeted something along the lines of "I hope I get a win bonus to make up for the money I lost wrecking my car". It wasnt until a fan tweeted the question "Was the other person involved in the accident ok?" that Jones said something along the lines of "He was carried off on a stretcher, hope he is ok.". Now Im not at all religious but I think I understand the fundamentals of christianity and even just the basics of being a good person in general and showing more concern for the materialistic loss after a car wreck than the well being and health of all parties involved is a sure shot sign of a piece of shit.
ghostboner- January 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm
@PortlandMMA - I don't get it.
TheHulkSmash- January 25, 2011 at 8:13 pm
He shouldn't have brought the bitchiness. Should be a cold ass motherfucker. Could have been like:

"@Simpson - you ever hear of 'Three strikes, you're out'? Watch your mouth, son. "

We'd have all been like "Ooooh bones is such a bad ass" and talking about how great it is when fighters talk shit online. I guess what I'm saying is that he just needs to cop MORE of an attitude and we'll all love him again.

Not to say I've stopped loving him, that's impossible for me. Even if he is a narc and an online cry baby, he is the nastiest man at 205.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Just stating the facts and making them entertaining at the same time. See how I did that?
Danky4twanky- January 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm
Lol on the baseball reference karma
Danky4twanky- January 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm
Mitrione is the same too. Can't stand him personally but is fun to watch. Especially when he is fighting cans.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm
Goog if someone calls you out, You generally retort back at them. I know I would and Jones is Fairly humble the guys a martial artist he just doesn't let people run at the mouth without place checking them. He doesn't need to impress you He already did that with some crazy shit in the last few matches. Bader has about as much chance as the Brewers do winning a world series.
Danky4twanky- January 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm
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