Jon Jones Rips Chuck Liddell’s String of Losses

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The bad blood between Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell has not subsided.

Liddell recently revealed that he’s making a comeback in mixed martial arts. “The Iceman” said his immediate hope is to meet Tito Ortiz in November, but that facing Ortiz for a third time isn’t the only reason he’s making a comeback. Liddell expressed interest in bouts with Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones.

Jones was quick to respond and offered Liddell a flight to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a sparring session. All the while, Jones called “The Iceman” old and came across as amused with the challenge. Liddell fired back with the following:

“Bones” wouldn’t remain silent for long as he went on Twitter to poke fun at Liddell’s string of losses before his retirement.

Jones is currently suspended for a failed UFC 214 drug test. He awaits a decision from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on his eligibility to return. Jones claims that he once again popped for tainted supplements. This is the same argument he used when failing a UFC 200 drug test.

Liddell hasn’t competed since a June 2010 knockout loss to Rich Franklin. By the time Liddell makes his return, it will be more than eight years since his last outing. “The Iceman” is currently in talks with Oscar De La Hoya to headline under Golden Boy MMA.

Many have expressed concern over Liddell’s willingness to make a comeback. “The Iceman” hasn’t won a bout since 2007 and was knocked out in his last three outings. At the age of 48, many find it hard to believe that much will change. Liddell’s professional MMA record stands at 21-8. Of those eight defeats, he was knocked out six times. Even UFC president Dana White said he’d be “bummed out” if Liddell returns to active competition.

Do you think the back-and-forth banter between Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell makes any sense?

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