06/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ochocinco, Shawne Merriman Fight On Twitter

Chad Ochocinco and Shawne Merriman got in a Twitter fight last night, with each former Pro Bowler chastising the other's style. The kerfuffle began when Merriman asked, "#EverFeelLike letting someone know the truth even if it hurts." Ochocinco replied: "yeah i feel like letting you know the truth,i will beat your ass in a heartbeat UFC style."

The Bengals receiver continued: "And i am sick of that damn mohawk, cut that shit off." Merriman shot back, writing, "just like i hate that pot of gold in your mouth do you take them out before or after you samba."

Unfortunately for Merriman, Ochocinco charged his adversary with getting his facts wrong: "hello mcfly , i have not worn my gold grill in 2 years, where you been, i am in LA bring your happy ass down n get beat!" Merriman responded in kind, telling Ochocinco he looks like "goomba off mario bros."

The back and forth continued for a few more moments, but Ochocinco ultimately closed the discussion with the ultimate conversation-ender: "child please."

It's not the first Twitter battle Ochocinco has waged this offseason. He blasted an ESPN Radio host and declared war on the network in March.