It appears Jon Jones just can’t let sleeping dogs lie.
The UFC light heavyweight champ jabbed again at rival Phil Davis and took a shot at Chuck Liddell on his once-hacked Instagram account, posting an unflattering picture and video.
With Davis, Jones embedded a clip of the light-heavyweight’s losing effort against Anthony Johnson at this past Saturday’s UFC 172, concluding it with a deadpan video selfie.
With Liddell, the champ posted a picture of the UFC Hall of Famer from his UFC 172 headliner opposite Glover Teixeira, which ended via unanimous decision for a record-breaking seventh title defense. The now-retired Liddell, who trained with Teixeira for several years, looks off into the distance with a dour expression.
“Talking all that trash before the fight,” Jones captioned. “you mad bro?”
The latest salvo came just two days after Jones taunted Davis at the post-UFC 172 press conference.
“I told him to focus,” Jones said, referring to a run-in at the event’s weigh-ins where Davis tried to butt into his staredown with Teixeira. “I said, ‘Keep talking trash, Phil.’”
Prior to UFC 172, which took place at Baltimore Arena to a reportedly sold-out crowd, Liddell opined that he would have knocked out Jones in his prime. But he also clarified he felt that way because he is a fighter and believed he could beat anybody.
Jones (20-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) nonetheless issued a response to the UFC Hall of Famer, inviting him to come out of retirement for a superfight.
Jones’ dominant victory over Teixiera, however, was another indicator that he is without equal in the light heavyweight division, though his next fight presents an opportunity to silence more doubters.
The 27-year-old champ’s next title defense, set for later this year, is a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, who gave him his stiffest test despite his unanimous decision victory at this past December’s UFC 165.
Davis (12-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), who talked heaps of trash in hopes of gaining a title shot, is temporarily in the rearview mirror. Liddell, meanwhile, is completely out of the picture. But Jones hasn’t forgotten.