UFC 159 is still more than a month away, but that doesn't mean main event fighters Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen won't engage in a few verbal sparring sessions ahead of their showdown on April 27 in New Jersey.
The two fighters are currently on air as coaches of the latest season of the Ultimate Fighter, but since filming for the reality show ended months ago, the anticipation leading to their fight is starting to reach a fever pitch.
Earlier this week, UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones took to Twitter to relay a message to the "American Gangster" about how he plans on crushing his dreams of ever becoming a UFC champion and added a little extra kick about his plans to finish Sonnen when they meet at UFC 159.
This will be Chael Sonnens last chance at a title and I am going to train that way— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 12, 2013
I will dominate my opponent in a way that no one has seen before ..— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 12, 2013
Sonnen, who is no stranger to random Twitter outbursts, actually took to the airwaves on Tuesday night to respond to Jones.
Sonnen is the current co-host on Fuel TV's UFC Tonight and he answered Jones' messages and essentially told him that social networking is not his strong suit.
"I think Jon stop tweeting, quit trying to be me," Sonnen stated. "It makes you appear stupid and gives me material to ridicule you with. Look if Jon Jones, a potted cactus, and a slice of pizza from my oven were all on Jeopardy, Jon Jones would not make the final round."
The jabs didn't stop there with Sonnen taking a few shots at Jones' intelligence or perceived lack thereof because the former middleweight contender then offered congratulations to the champion before tossing in another quick shot to the body.
"On a lighter note, Jon you had another baby and in all seriousness congratulations. At this rate, by this time next year, you will be the Octomom of the Octagon," Sonnen said.
Jones and his girlfriend recently welcomed their third child to the world, and Sonnen was obviously paying attention to the 25-year-old's life outside of fighting.
Jones and Sonnen's recent exchanges will only build hype around their fight taking place in New Jersey when the score will finally be settled at UFC 159.
Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report