Jon UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and rising contender Alexander Gustafsson have heated things up recently, taking their war of words to Twitter.

The two have made no secret that they want to fight each other, but their recent Twitter exchange grabbed its fair share of attention.

“Its on @jonnybones cant wait to get in that cage with YOU!!!” wrote Gustafsson, leading some to believe that the fight might be in the works.

“Fighting me is not good for your image @alexthemauler FYI,” Jones retorted.

Gustafsson then took aim at Jones’ recent challengers, Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, both of whom moved up from fighting at middleweight for a shot at the 205-pound champion.

[email protected] if you think of what is good for your image, maybe you should continue to fight this 185ers??” said Gustafsson.

The two have been on a collision course for some time. Jones has destroyed everyone set before him, and Gustafsson represents the best of the new blood coming up in the division.

The biggest question mark at the moment, however, has to do with Jones’ health.

Jones suffered a severe dislocation of his big toe in the recent fight with Sonnen. The toe didn’t break, but the ligament damage in the injury has Jones in waiting mode.

“(Jones) feels great. The toe is healing good,” UFC president Dana White said recently. “But the problem was that ligament. That ligament popped. The thing could be six weeks; it could be six months.”

Jones is supposed to go in for a follow-up MRI to try and clear up the cloudiness that surrounds his rehabilitation, but until the results are known, he still waits on the sidelines, having to settle for wars of words.

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