Jackson, who will meet Jones in a UFC light heavyweight title bout at UFC 135, recently had some disparaging comments directed at "The Natural."
Jackson's verbal assault didn't stop there—shortly after, "Rampage" continued to provoke Couture and call him names. Jackson has appeared to have a good relationship with Couture in the past but suddenly has chosen to call out the 47-year-old and share his true feelings about him.
Couture was able to respond to Jackson's comments and offered his explanation. Couture's response via Twitter, however, was much more tasteful and respectable.
"It sucks that rampage would take an objective pick on a fight personally . He's a great guy and a friend . All the best to him !"
It is unclear as to why Jackson suddenly lashed out on Couture, but it has certainly gotten the mixed martial arts community scratching their heads. Jackson might want to use this emotion to focus on his opponent, Jones.