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Suns waive backup center Damian Jones

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have waived reserve center Damian Jones.

The 25-year-old Jones appeared in 14 games this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He was never able to consistently break into the playing rotation, falling behind Frank Kaminsky, Dario Saric and Jae Crowder on the depth chart.

The 6-foot-11 Jones also has played for the Warriors and Hawks during his five-year career. His most productive season came last year with the Hawks, when he averaged 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

The Suns’ roster now has 15 players.

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What Do You Say DC, Friends? Jon Jones Extends an Olive Branch to Daniel Cormier After Epic Rant

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current heavyweight contender, Jon Jones, has fired multiple shots at his long-time rival, Daniel Cormier, on Twitter.

Cormier recently retired after losing his fight against Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt at UFC 252. He is now an analyst with the UFC and his own show on ESPN alongside Ariel Helwani. In the latest edition of this show (March 1, 2021), he said that Jones didn’t have the power to knock out anyone in the heavyweight division.

This didn’t go down well with Jones, who shared a compilation of him knocking out Cormier in their fight. Daniel responded, and that led to an explosion of four tweets from Jones. He started with a tweet counting his accomplishments in the octagon and ended with, “Yea, that insult really did the trick, DC.”

He then responded to a fan’s tweet and hinted that ‘DC’ was still bitter towards him. “You can still hear the bitterness in his words to this day,” Jones tweeted.

However, he didn’t stop here and talked about how his lifestyle is ideal for him. “I’m out here being a dad, enjoying the fruits of my labor, my friends hit me up asking if I see what’s being said on the Internet. I login respond with straight facts and go back to minding my business,” he said.

 

He has engaged in multiple feuds on Twitter with fighters like Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou. Chiefly, his feud with ‘The Last Stylebender’ went on for a while and was really intense. He has engaged in multiple back and forths with Chael Sonnen and ‘DC’ in the past.

Jon Jones extends an olive branch to Daniel Cormier

After this rant, he responded to another fan’s tweet, and in a remarkable turn of events, extended an olive branch to Cormier. He asked, “What do you say DC, friends? Are you done with the b*****?”

The fan’s tweet recognized the greatness of both of the fighters and asked them to bury the hatchet. Amazingly, it seems like ‘Bones’ is ready to do it. However, Cormier hasn’t responded yet.

It all started with a conversation about his move up to heavyweight, and he really does seem like a very dangerous proposition for the division. Now that Dana White has inserted Jones’ name in the contention for the title, it will be interesting to see how ‘Bones‘ does in this division.

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