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Jon Jones Tells Vandals It's 'Not The Way' During Protests

Jon Jones Tells Vandals It's 'Not The Way' During Protests

Jon Jones took to the streets of Albuquerque during a Black Lives Matter protest to stop vandals from spray painting the city on Sunday night.

'Bones' has mainly been in the news in the past week for his dispute with Dana White and claimed on Sunday he was vacating the UFC light heavyweight title but after that, concerned himself with far more pressing issues.

He took to the streets in New Mexico with a message of peaceful protest and wanted to stop people messing up the city.

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He posted the video on Instagram along with a caption saying, "Is this shit even about George Floyd anymore?!? Why the f*ck are you punk ass teenagers destroying our cities!??

"As a young black man trust me I'm frustrated as well but this is not the way, we are starting to make a bad situation worse. If you really got love for your city (505), protect your shit. All you old heads need to speak up, call your young family members and tell them to come home tonight."

Black Lives Matters protesters have taken to the streets all over the world after George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in the US last week.

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Sports stars have also been showing their anger towards the situation, both Marcus Thuram and Jadon Sancho paid tribute to Floyd after scoring goals in the Bundesliga at the weekend and Lewis Hamilton called out his fellow Formula One drivers for not being vocal on social media.

Hamilton called on his fellow stars to show solidarity with him. Image: PA Images
Hamilton called on his fellow stars to show solidarity with him. Image: PA Images

Earlier on Sunday Jones' issues with the UFC, and Dana White, which centre on the amount of money he is getting paid and how much he wants to step up in weight, came to a head.

The 32-year-old took to Twitter to claim that he was vacating his light heavyweight title and that he'd only come back when the promotion were willing to discuss money for a big fight against Israel Adesanya in 2021.

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Hopefully we haven't actually seen the last of Jones as champion yet.

Topics: Jon Jones, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Ryan Sidle

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