Endicott barber called out by UFC fighter for defending Jon 'Bones' Jones

ENDICOTT, N.Y. - A local barber has been called out by a UFC Fighter after defending Endicott-native Jon "Bones" Jones on social media.

It was announced Wednesday that Jones, who was suspended from UFC last year, will return to face rival Daniel Cormier, the current Light Heavyweight Champion, in July at UFC 214.

In 2015, Jones defeated Cormier, but the title was vacated after Jones tested positive for cocaine.

The two were going to face off in a rematch, but Jones was scratched from the fight after a doping violation, and Cormier has since gone on to win the vacated title.

In the meantime, Face's Barbershop Owner Joe Becker has been re-posting a video on Twitter of Jones giving a shout-out to Face's for cutting his hair.

Becker also defends Jones calling him the true UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, and that Jones is going to beat Cormier and take his belt back.

Wednesday night, Cormier responded to the tweet by threatening to slap Becker, while calling out Jones for looking high on drugs.

Becker says he's rooting for Jones because everyone deserves a second chance.

"A lot of people judge Jon Jones because of his past. How many of us are perfect? How many of us can say if we were a millionaire at that age and being thrusted into the spotlight that we wouldn't make the same mistakes? I've made mistakes in my life. I'm a big fan of second chances. This is American, this is the land of opportunity. I believe in him. I hope Jon knocks him out, honestly,” said Becker.

Becker says this morning he woke up to 500 new followers on Twitter, along with a barrage of harassing messages from Cormier fans.

Becker also says he'd like to accompany Bones to the octagon at UFC 214 to further get in Cormier's head.

CK Prints is selling the shirts that Becker is wearing.

To order a shirt call (607) 624-6607.


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