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Indie news: Daniel Cormier and Young Bucks clash again

Gary Cassidy
3.03K   //    16 Jan 2018, 13:06 IST

The end of this war doesn't seem near

What's the story?

Well, there's definitely been some bad blood brewing for a while now between Daniel Cormier and the Young Bucks after the UFC star commented on a spot by the Bucks during a Ring of Honor match by calling it “pathetic”.

However, it's escalated yet again with Cormier replying to a tweet that Nick Jackson sent in response to a fan - with Josh Bartlett weighing in on the situation too.

In case you didn't know...

Cormier is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion but he's hit the headlines recently due to a war of words he had with Cody Rhodes after his disparaging comments about the Young Bucks' unique style.

The heart of the matter

It's no surprise these guys don't get on, but this most recent attack from Cormier seemed to come from nowhere...

The tweet Cormier had quoted was this...

While it looks like Cormier went out of his way to find the tweet, it would have actually appeared in his notifications as Nick Jackson's reply was a response to this...


Nick also went on to post this...

And Cody Rhodes weighed in again.

Another interesting turn of events here was MMA star turned pro wrestler Josh Barnett also decided to give his two cents, to which Jackson also had a response.

The "feud" as it has been referred to seems to be a direct callback to the Young Bucks' dropkick spot in ROH. In case you haven't seen it, there's footage below.

I doubt it's the last we've heard of this...

What's next?

Well, as with these Twitter interactions, you just never know. Another response could be being typed out as this article gets posted.

The Young Bucks look to have a huge year ahead, winning their seventh IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships and promoting ALL IN - their ambitious 10,000 capacity show which they are funding themselves.

As for Cormier, he's expected to defend his title against Volkan Oezdemir at some point this year - with strong rumours emerging that he may appear in WWE in the future, having previously said he'd love to be in the Royal Rumble.

Author's take

Well, Twitter is Twitter. People will tweet without thinking - or to deliberately stir the pot. Given Cormier's previous chatter about WWE, you'd have to expect that either he's a fan of wrestling who doesn't appreciate the new style of cramming "high spots" into matches that have caused a great deal of controversy over the past year, OR he's working an angle to try to get himself a move to the pro wrestling industry.

While the Young Bucks really don't need the publicity right now, this is only good for them too. While the comments were very disrespectful, these guys are being talked about - and not just in the wrestling world. 2017 will take some beating, but it looks like 2018 will be huge for them.

It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out.

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Gary Cassidy
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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