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Jon Jones had himself a fine time on the Twitter dot com today, holding an informal Q&A with fans, including this priceless interaction. A fan told Jones his grandma wants to FaceTime the former light heavyweight champion, and Jones responded, “Is she single?”
@JonnyBones I told my grandma about you and now she wants to FaceTime?— Connor Parker (@PonnorCarker) May 21, 2018
Is she single? https://t.co/4fPrB7ugqk— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 21, 2018
To which the fan responded, “that’s all you bro! You have my permission,” at which point Jones asked for her Snapchat. No word on if he actually flirted with this man’s grandma.
@JonnyBones that’s all you bro! You have my permission— Connor Parker (@PonnorCarker) May 21, 2018
Yo you’re a real one, shoot me her Snapchat https://t.co/9eOhO6CZhG— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 21, 2018
He also dismissed two-time NBA all-star Roy Hibbert’s offer to fly down to New Mexico and sleep on Jones’ couch to get some sparring in.
“How about you spare yourself a concussion and stay where you are lol
... is a hell of a reply. Hibbert didn’t seem bothered, though, saying the offer stands if Jones ever needs to spar someone who is seven feet plus.
@JonnyBones I'm trying to spare. I'mma fly down and sleep on ur couch. Wake me up when it's time to work out.— Roy Hibbert (@Roy_Meets_World) May 21, 2018
How about you spare yourself a concussion and stay where you are lol https://t.co/DCcKc0A8LC— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 21, 2018
Aight champ. Let me know if u need sparing partner if ur gonna fight a seven footer in the future. All love. I'll be waiting by the phone. No rush— Roy Hibbert (@Roy_Meets_World) May 21, 2018
Jones has been having himself a good ol’ time on Twitter of late, recently also burying Chuck Liddell with these savage tweets.
The Real Story™ behind Yair Rodgriguez getting cut: he wanted more money from the UFC. That somehow always seems to be the part of the story the UFC brass leaves out when they claim a fighter turned down a fight.
Yair Rodriguez says he did accept the fight with Zabit at UFC 227, but asked for more money and the UFC said no. #themmahour— Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) May 21, 2018
Cyborg finds herself in a pretty good contract situation
Cyborg:— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) May 21, 2018
Her contract has 2 fights left on it by March. It finishes whichever comes first.
For the 2 fights she talks about fighting winner of Holm/Anderson & Nunes.
Doesn't have a champions clause in her contract, so she can walk away after & wants to try Boxing.#themmahour
This joke writes itself- I’m sad Mirko Cro Cop won’t be fighting this weekend, though.
It's a shame about Cro Cop, but seeing what the internet does to this picture will almost be worth it. pic.twitter.com/sZps3WPJaw— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) May 21, 2018
Left leg, hospital. https://t.co/L8cDwWce1d— Andrew Pearson (@Vorpality) May 21, 2018
Chuck Liddell’s coach lays out why he doesn’t want Liddell in MMA any more.
Chuck Liddell's long-time trainer @Pit_Master explains why he doesn't want Liddell to come back to MMA. Watch #TheMMAHour live: https://t.co/11sYrEm5Ug pic.twitter.com/AYzu2mttI2— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) May 21, 2018
Demian Maia is all class after his loss to Kamaru Usman, as always.
Congratulations to @USMAN84kg for the win. it was a great experience to compete against you. When I took the call 3 weeks ago, I knew it would be a very hard challenge and I’m proud to have come here and done it. You deserved the chance and Chile deserved a card. Best of luck. pic.twitter.com/M27biVDvr5— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) May 20, 2018
The chin on this ref! pic.twitter.com/fT6qfJansQ— DICK HERCULES (@RatCatcherMpls) May 20, 2018
Derrick Lewis’ mood over the weekend:
Demian Maia laying down in the middle of his fight got turned into a variety of memes, most of which are worthwhile endeavors.
This is too philosophical. Usman just wanted to not get taken down and the only thing keeping him upright was his overhook here.
Poor Demian Maia, three very strong wrestlers in a row ruined his stats... and his record.
Demian Maia is official 0-for-49 on takedown attempts over his past three fights, all of which were losses. His three-fight skid is the longest of his career. #UFCChile— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) May 20, 2018
Kamaru Usman shouting at the end of his interview in an unknown tongue was an underrated part of the weekend.
Looking at this map of Nigerian languages, I don't blame you. pic.twitter.com/YcMpBHFdf9— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) May 20, 2018
Yves Edwards posts some adorable children happily grappling:
I’m surprised he landed this throw!
Animal MMA is usually more brutal than the cage.
No Man Left Behind— Nature is Scary (@TheScaryNature) May 19, 2018
IG: waziridello pic.twitter.com/n5uvh8uetI
Andrei Arlovski had the honor of being killed in Universal Soldier 3.
I am not a good plumber, i was killed by #scotadkins in #universalsoldier part 3 , back to practice.... Get a little sweat with @mikebrownmma , @junior_cigano @saidsowma and @stevemocco / Сантехник с меня так себе, поэтому назад в зал на борьбу с этими джентельменами , нормально так поборолись ....) #AndreiThePitBullArlovski #OriginalPitBull #warlovski #foreverfighting #mma #ufc225 #wrestling #movies #hollywood
All true and right memes.
Hard to feel good about a photographer in an official shoot telling a pro fighter to push up her “assets.”
Uhhhh…#UFCChile pic.twitter.com/8NYS0mmlcs— FullContactMTWF (@FullContactMTWF) May 19, 2018
Cormier looks to be in satisfied agony in this picture.
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Nikita Krylov knocked out Fabio Maldonado over the weekend:
Nikita Krylov surprises Fabio Maldonado with a savage right hook as he turns to face him. Didn't see it coming. And NEW Fight Nights Global LHW champ. #FNG87 pic.twitter.com/RWrGiHiXU4— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 19, 2018
Nothing like a good head kick knockout.
Superior Challenge 17: Flyweight Serdar Altas made his pro debut in style with a headkick KO victory. @Grabaka_Hitman pic.twitter.com/si7lhVvQT9— Focus Fights (@FocusFights) May 19, 2018
This seems like it was called off a little quickly.
Kevin Mullen TKO's George McManus in R2 #ACB87 #ACBNottingham pic.twitter.com/QmP8xakrQ4— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 19, 2018
The other Anderson Silva getting the job done:
Anderson “Braddock” KOs Julio Cesar Lima in 1R (WOCS) pic.twitter.com/gSVHeMByeO— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 20, 2018
Caionã “Blade” Batista TKO's Dewis Junior. Right hook stunned him, uppercut finished the job. #WOCS50 pic.twitter.com/4HEqhHJc1F— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 20, 2018
Poliana Botelho pic.twitter.com/5kOcAfaf57— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) May 20, 2018
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