A potential matchup between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones just got a lot more personal.
Ngannou, the UFC heavyweight champion, and Jones, a former light heavyweight titleholder, traded jabs on social media Friday and Saturday.
The exchange started with Jones vowing to "break" Ngannou unless he got knocked out.
Ngannou reminded Jones that most of his fights in the past seven years went the distance and seemed to make light of the fact that Jones' last win - which came against Dominick Reyes in February 2020 - was a controversial decision.
Jones unloaded on Ngannou after his "decision fighter" comments, calling the heavyweight champ - who is best known for his devastating knockout power - a "one-trick pony."
Ngannou-Jones is one of the biggest fights the UFC could book right now, but it's unclear whether it will be the next heavyweight title fight.
The promotion seems to be heading in the direction of a rematch between Ngannou and top heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis instead, with UFC president Dana White seemingly unwilling to meet Jones' price for the title bout.