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UFC’s Jon Jones Says Brawl With “DC” Cost Him Nike Deal, Champ Fined for Incident

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC

As Jon Jones waited to see what kind of punishment he’d receive from the Nevada Commission, for his crazy, press conference brawl with Daniel Cormier in August, “Bones” reported it’s already hit his wallet hard…

Jones was called in to appear in front of the commission on Tuesday,  to determine disciplinary action for the UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion and his bestest bud Cormier.  While discussing the incident, Jones reportedly told the commission that his sponsorship deal with Nike was cancelled after the brawl.

According to a report from MMA Junkie.com, Jones’ lawyer relayed that the deal was worth over “six figures” per year. In addition, the attorney confirmed that Jones lost out on another lucrative sponsorship because of the incident. The champion, and the UFC’s #1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter, also apologized for the highly publicized dust up.

In the end, Nevada authorities have reportedly elected to fine Jones $50 grand for his involvement in the brawl, and he’s also been sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

So, as everyone expected would be the case, it doesn’t look like the January 3rd, Jones-Cormier fight will be affected by the incident. Unless, of course, Cormier receives a far more serious punishment for his part in it, but that’s extremely unlikely.

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