The bitter feud between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier has heated up even further with Jones' threat to kill Cormier if he spat in his face, being caught on camera.
MMAJunkie.com has released the video, which shows Cormier saying he'd spit in Jones' face, leading to the threat from Jones.
The threat happened during an off-air back and forth between the two, on their now infamous ESPN SportsCenter appearance and it seems as if the trash talk has reached it's ultimate boiling point.
Jones starts the trash talk, calling Cormier a p-ssy once they're off air and it quickly escalates from there. Here's the transcript from when Cormier makes the spit threat.
"Cormier: I wish they would let me next door so I can spit in your f–king face.
Jones: You know I would absolutely kill you if you ever did something like that, right?
Cormier: You could never kill me.
Jones: Oh, I bet you I could.
Cormier: Then you should try, Jon. You really should try, Jon.
Jones: I will literally kill you if you spit in my face. Literally kill you.
Cormier: Let’s try that, Jon.
Jones: I’m not saying I would fight you. I said I would kill you if you do some silly sh-t like that."
It's more than a month until the two will actually fight at UFC 178, which takes place in the MGM Grand Arena on September 27 but there's plenty of time to see just how far this is going to go.
Could this be the next boom for the UFC?
What the UFC has in it's hands at the moment is perhaps the biggest fight of the year, especially with how much media attention that it's going to get and both fighters are just as good at talking as they are fighting.
While Alexander Gustafsson was initially lined up for the title shot at Jones, his trash talking pales in comparison to these two and it wouldn't be as close to getting into Jones' head like Cormier is at the moment.
The constant jabs and mind games from Cormier, as well as Jones coming in unfiltered, the two are putting on a masterclass of hype building and Dana White, the Fertitta brothers and co. are eating it all up.
This has the potential to be for MMA and the UFC, what Muhammed Ali-Sonny Liston was for boxing.
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