UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and
Cormier engaged in a brief scuffle during Monday’s UFC media
event at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The UFC 178 headliners went head-to-head -- literally -- while
posing for photographers, and Cormier gave the champ a shove.
“Bones” took exception to the push, going after Cormier and shoving
UFC Senior Director of Public Relations Dave Sholler into the
stage’s backdrop in the process. Video of the skirmish, captured by
Cynthia Vance, can be
viewed above or on Instagram.
That wasn’t the end to Jones and Cormier’s back-and-forth, as the
205-pounders went on to exchange
“D.C., you suck. ... You [chopped me in the neck] and got beat up,”
said Jones in a video
posted to his official Instagram page shortly after the
fisticuffs. “And I had you on your back ... in like six seconds.
You felt so weak.”
Jones and Cormier are set for an actual, sanctioned fight in the
main event of UFC
178 on Sept. 27.