When news broke overnight that interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been removed from Saturday’s title unification bout for failing a drug test, fans went after him.
And rightfully so.
They were upset Jones, who’s had run-ins with the law in the past, would not be facing Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in Vegas due to a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency violation. Enraged that the event’s headline bout would be replaced by a three-round fight between heavyweights Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt, fans sharpened their virtual knives and went after him on Twitter.
Unfortunately for Jon Jones, a self-described “tech geek, outsourcing wizard and cat fancier” from Brooklyn, some of Bones Jones’s fans went after the wrong Jon.
Despite the case of mistaken identity Brooklyn Jon handled it like a champ. See for yourself:
WHY IS EVERYONE TELLING ME TO PREPARE MYSELF AND WHY AM I GETTING 50 TWEETS EVERY FIVE SECONDS— Jon Jones (@jonjones) July 7, 2016
@jonjones really? Huge fan, but really?— Jon Burdick (@jburd25) July 7, 2016
I'm as confused you are. I was feeling pretty damn great about eating this huge shrimp burrito, and suddenly, CHAOS! https://t.co/rbA6qTZVIe— Jon Jones (@jonjones) July 7, 2016
Seriously @jonjones you are addicted to Cocaine and Marijuana just come out and say it already... Get help man for real— Bookie Dave (@fanduelnba619) July 7, 2016
For pete's sake, I'm just eating a burrito! I don't even do drugs! I learned better than that from Nancy Reagan. https://t.co/swVNxoLo1S— Jon Jones (@jonjones) July 7, 2016
@jonjones get help bro, u were my idol once.— Kenny Silva (@ksilva86) July 7, 2016
I will send you as many cat pictures as it takes for you to believe in me again. <\3 https://t.co/9mbzSztCC4— Jon Jones (@jonjones) July 7, 2016
I've never even had cocaine! The worst I've done is have No-Doz along with espresso. LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE, YO https://t.co/coI4ZodcBL— Jon Jones (@jonjones) July 7, 2016
In which our hero tweets the wrong guy, and takes the moral high ground by hoping I beat someone nearly to death. https://t.co/qTUx2j2zBx— Jon Jones (@jonjones) July 6, 2016
To be fair to the fans, even Cormier's fake Twitter account had trouble keeping up with the Joneses.
Another reminder that when you're seeing red and need to vent, look for the blue check mark.