Advert

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

Published 
| Last updated 

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.

Advert

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.

Advert

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.

Advert

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

Topics: Black Lives Matter, Jon Jones, UFC News, MMA News, Light Heavyweight, UFC, MMA

Ryan Sidle
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

'Poetry In Motion' - Fans Rave Over New Lionel Messi Dribbling Compilation

2 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

VAR Controversy As Fans Think Edinson Cavani Was Clearly Offside For Marcus Rashford's Last-Gasp Winner

7 hours ago