MMA Rundown

We have a Twitter triple-threat match: Jon Jones vs. Ben Askren vs. Daniel Cormier

Twitter is an interesting entity. It has single-handedly changed the way I watch and consume sports. In fact I would much rather stay at home and watch a sporting event while being on Twitter than going out to watch them with friends. I couldn’t imagine watching the World Series without seeing tweets from Productive Outs. Bloodstain Lane tweeting text based lava during a combat sporting event is a must — he called Lyoto Machida by crane kick over Randy Couture.

Outside of the obvious benefits Twitter brings to the table during sporting events, there is the “Twitter beef” or “Twitter fight” if you will. When I see two high profile fighters in a Twitter fight, I realize how silly it is, it’s two grown men talking nonsense to each other over the internet. I just can’t help myself and I become glued to the situation.

In today’s Twitter beef, we have Ben Askren and Jon Jones. It all started when Jon Jones made a quip about Daniel Cormier and his build.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>With that being said I love these people. their hospitality is first class nothing but hugs and smiles eating so much Ill look like DC soon</p>&mdash; Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JonnyBones/statuses/394548345059819520″>October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It then led to Ben Askren responding with a few remarks of his own. It looks like the build up for the inevitable DC vs. Jon Jones fight has already begun.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/JonnyBones”>@JonnyBones</a> I told you 3 years ago <a href=”https://twitter.com/dc_mma”>@dc_mma</a> would beat you up and take your belt. Now I am counting the days.</p>&mdash; Ben Askren (@Benaskren) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Benaskren/statuses/394652400159449089″>October 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/JonnyBones”>@JonnyBones</a> don&#39;t worry you will be humbled soon enough. <a href=”https://twitter.com/dc_mma”>@dc_mma</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/ufc”>@ufc</a></p>&mdash; Ben Askren (@Benaskren) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Benaskren/statuses/394708440267751424″>October 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/JonnyBones”>@JonnyBones</a> running from me on twitter kind of like you have been running from a fight with <a href=”https://twitter.com/dc_mma”>@dc_mma</a></p>&mdash; Ben Askren (@Benaskren) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Benaskren/statuses/394723195883757568″>October 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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