UFC veteran Tyson Griffin hasn’t competed since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Luiz Firmino at the World Series Of Fighting 10 in June 2014.
Despite not having fought in nearly four years, one thing Griffin has decided to do was to take some shots on Twitter at former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
McGregor was recently involved in some controversy after he and some pals stormed a bus full of UFC fighters a few days before UFC 223, allegedly trying to get at UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
While McGregor hasn’t responded to Griffin at this time, it didn’t stop Jones from taking some shots at Griffin through the social media channel.
@TysonGriffin my dream was to be sponsored by Nike as a high school wrestler, became an adult and made it happen. Even had my own sneaker which sold out within a day.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 7, 2018
@TysonGriffin What ever happened with your Nike deal, I don’t remember. I’ll wait...— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 7, 2018
@TysonGriffin You can tell by the tone of your tweet that you’re happy Connor may be losing his deal. Disguise yourself as an MMA coach or a MMA personality, I just see a bitter bitch who’s the size of my dick— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 7, 2018
The last part was more for me, just proud of myself. Thought it flowed nicely— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 7, 2018
Jones has been under a lot of scrutiny since failing a drug test in line with UFC 214 and the former champion is still awaiting punishment from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Following the initial series of tweets between the two MMA stars, a new series of tweets from Griffin showing a text message exchange between the two a few years back would start things all over again.
I may have took a jab @TheNotoriousMMA during his rampage but just like that man tried to steal the spotlight @JonnyBones is trying to make this all about him and apparently it’s too soon to joke about his nike deal.— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) April 10, 2018
Thanks for the hate aka love @JonnyBones we are all one my brother. Just keep trying to be a better role model and focus on being a “Great Champion” No one is perfect but winning and money isn’t everything. You have taught me that ------— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) April 10, 2018
@TysonGriffin It’s hilarious that you reposted our private messages, I meant every word I said. At first I thought your hatred was DC related but now I’m starting to think you are just an envious little bastard.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 10, 2018
@TysonGriffin At the end of the day, I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty fun shitting on you. Just because I’m the bigger man doesn’t mean I have to sit back be quiet and listen to your cyber attack.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 10, 2018
@TysonGriffin hope this has gained you a few more followers. I’m sure you were reply to my last message. Be quiet for a while and come out with more hatred in a few more months. It’s your pattern. You’re cute, my little pet --— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 10, 2018
@TysonGriffin last thing, don’t call me brother. My brothers are over 6 feet and champions... Hitting me with that soft shit after getting verbally body bagged. Stop throwing tomatoes from the sidelines bro, you’re whack— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 10, 2018
It would appear that the ever growing war between the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Tyson Griffin is far from over.