Jones vs. DC trash talk takes a weird turn

Trash talk in combat sports goes back at least to 2400 BC, where it can be seen on the famed walls of a tomb at Beni Hassan, Egypt. And trash talk is good – it puts asses in seats.

If a fan Q&A Tuesday for UFC 178 is any indication, expect the event to sell out in minutes, as UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier got into it so much that one point moderator Megan Ogilvi correctly exclaimed, “this is getting weird.”

As a precaution, LAPD officers were stationed nearby.

Cormier came out to some members of the crowd enthusiastically chanting “DC, DC, DC.”

Jones too came out to some members of the crowd enthusiastically chanting “DC, DC, DC,” plus some boos.

Jon Jones: “Did you guys enjoy that (brawl)? It sounds like you guys did. But to all who found it distasteful, I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of myself and (pointing at DC) I apologize for you as well right?”

The pair tried to talk over each other for an extended period before Cormier sputtered “what the f—, can I talk?”

Daniel Cormier: “On Sept 27th they are doing to close that door and Bob Cook and Javier Mendez are going to go on that side of the cage, and Greg Jackson and those guys are going to go on that side, and it's going to be me, Jon, and someone else, and that's when it's going to get good.”

JJ: “Oooh yeah, it's going to be intimate.”

DC: “And passionate.”

JJ: “I'm going to make him my wife. You're going to be Mrs. Jones for the night. I'm going to rub on that big ol' belly. And you're going to like it.”

DC: “Yes you will. It's going to be right in your face. I'm going to put it right on your face. I'm going to smother you with my big ol' fat belly.”

DC: “I've got to go in there and do everything and use every part of my body – my heart, my will, my soul, I have to leave everything in that cage on Sept. 27 and I'm fine doing that. I'm okay with leaving every part of me in that cage.”

JJ: “And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why he's a commentator. He's a great talker. You got me over there like ‘Man, that's deep. That is deep. I feel you my brother.'”

DC: “You're such an a–hole.”