Undefeated Dominick Reyes made a recent appearance on a UFC Countdown episode for Saturday's UFC 247, and said his main event opponent, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, "has never fought anyone with my sports IQ; he's fought wrestlers, he's fought strikers but never athletes."
In response, Jones got bitter on Twitter.
"'He's fought wrestlers he's fought strikers but never athletes' - DR - probably the dumbest thing I've heard in a while," wrote Bones. "DC competed in the NCAA finals and in the Olympics, OSP played Division I football, Ryan Bader the current double champ of Bellator, Vitor Belfort crazy speed and explosive, Lyoto Machida had been striking since age 5, Glover Teixeira was on a 20 fight win streak but none of those guys are athletes I guess."
"Dominick Reyes, one of the greatest athletes in Apple Valley history. Being a big fish in a small pond for so long has really gone to his head. Beating up on cans has got him convinced he's a better athlete than most of the world. If he was so badass he would've won the California state wrestling championships, he would've went division one, He would have at least made a practice squad for the NFL. This man is delusional."