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Jon Jones taunts Daniel Cormier for pulling out of fight with injury

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 01: (L-R) UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier face off during the UFC 182 Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on January 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 01: (L-R) UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier face off during the UFC 182 Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on January 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

You didn't think Jon Jones would let Daniel Cormier pull out of their UFC 197 fight without taunting him, did you?

Jones tweeted (and then deleted) "So much for being willing to die" late Saturday night, a reference to Cormier telling Jones "I'm willing to die to beat you" in the lead-up to the fight.

Whew! For a minute there we almost ... kinda sorta ... imagined momentarily that we were seeing a kinder, gentler Jones, after he tweeted for Cormier to have a "healthy recovery."

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I don't wish injuries on anyone, I hope you have a healthy recovery Daniel. Enjoy that belt

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 2, 2016

It's a relief to see the animosity is alive and well.