UFC's Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen Rip Each Other with Personal Attacks on Twitter

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 27:  Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen face off before their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 159 event at the Prudential Center on April 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Via Getty Images)
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Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen went after each other on Twitter Saturday without even mentioning each other by name. 

Jones began the attacks while referencing Sonnen having a YouTube channel:

Jon Bones Jones @JonnyBones

Who is this? Has been with now man boobs making money off of YouTube getting hit talking about Jon Jones?

Jon Bones Jones @JonnyBones

that took a whole 25 seconds for you guys to figure out, impressive 🙌🏾

Sonnen retired after his last fight in 2019, but he has remained involved in UFC through a podcast and YouTube channel. The 43-year-old recently discussed Jones in a potential bout against Francis Ngannou on Beyond the Fight.

After the initial attack, Sonnen fired back with several tweets talking about Jones' problems outside the ring:

Chael Sonnen @ChaelSonnen

Guy You’re the only fighter in UFC history w/more Mug Shots than Al Capone

Chael Sonnen @ChaelSonnen

You have permanent handcuff-creases in your wrists

Chael Sonnen @ChaelSonnen

If you ever DROVE SOBER the networks would cover it LIVE w/HELICOPTERS

Chael Sonnen @ChaelSonnen

But On that rare occasion when a fan asks for a pic-do you give them the side-view out of habit?

There were more than a dozen related attacks over the course of a 20-minute period.

Jones was arrested in March and charged with driving while intoxicated, negligent use of a deadly weapon and possession of an open container, according to TMZ Sports. Police reportedly responded to a call about gunshots and found the UFC star with a hand gun and a bottle of tequila in his car.

He also had a DUI arrest in 2012 and received probation for a hit-and-run in 2015.

These two MMA stars have traded verbal jabs in the past but battled in the Octagon just once in their career with Jones coming away with a first-round knockout in 2013.