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.
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.
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.
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.
#ESPN Reyes vs Jan For the UFC light heavyweight championship of the world. As of right now, I got nothing to really gain fighting either of them. Let me know if you guys want to set up a day in 2021 for that Izzy fight. Hopefully you guys will be willing to pay by then.
- Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020
Hopefully we haven't actually seen the last of Jones as champion yet.