A few days ago, Jon Jones was part of a photo-shoot that recreated an iconic Muhammad Ali image for the cover of UFC Magazine. Today, a new UFC 145 promo has been released, and while all of the other event promos have been excellent, this one, I didn't really enjoy that much. It's a pretty awful song, and again they made yet another ridiculous reference to Ali.
To quote Brent Brookhouse when he talked about the comparison:
In the video, photographer Michael Muller says that Jones is "our 21st century Muhammad Ali" which is a ridiculous statement on a number of levels, but hey...we live in an age where nothing is it's own original something and has to be the "new" version of something.
He's a tremendous athlete and a beast of a fighter, but he is nothing like Ali. Sure, I do get why they're doing it, but Jon Jones, is Jon Jones. There's no one that's like him either, so they don't really need to make these silly comparisons.
"The Champ Is Here" -- Check out the video:
Check out the other excellent UFC 145 Promos: UFC 145 Video: Rashad Evans With Another Impersonation of His Mom | UFC 145: Jon Jones And Rashad Evans Get Heated On 'Ultimate Insider' | UFC 145 Primetime Video: Jon Jones Vs. Rashad Evans - Episode 1 | UFC 145 Video: Rashad Evans Vs. Jon Jones Preview - 'The Payback'
There's another UFC 145 promo that has been released, and it is much better than this Ali promo. Watch it after the jump.