Former UFC champions Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin were far from impressed with the “brawl” that went down between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier on Monday.
Jones and Cormier, who will collide over the light heavyweight title next year, had to be separated after shoving and throwing punches during Ultimate Media Day in Las Vegas.
Here’s what Hughes and Franklin posted on Twitter:
— Matt Hughes (@matthughes9x) August 4, 2014
Whatever happened to the professionalism in professional athletes??
— Rich Franklin (@RichFranklin) August 4, 2014
Many others offered their thoughts on the ordeal. Several more media days are scheduled between the two fighters:
With the takedown at the end of the round, I score round negative 1 to Jones 10-9
— Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) August 4, 2014
I bet you weren't expecting all that excitement lol @Sholler_UFC I hope you're ok buddy
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) August 4, 2014
@dc_mma looks like Jon got the first takedown
— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) August 4, 2014
Exact reason i dont let ppl close the distance during stare downs http://t.co/fiIoSxqGaW
— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) August 4, 2014
— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) August 4, 2014
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) August 4, 2014