Safe to say, Jones looks utterly devastated by the loss of his Nike shoe deal here. It's never easy to have one's dirty laundry aired out in public, as Jones was forced to admit to the NSAC today that his brawl with Daniel Cormier cost him his Nike sponsorship and another deal reportedly worth over "six figures." The following video captures that air of a fighter facing up to a devastating loss, confronting the fact that the broader MMA public now gets to know his shame.
Or, you know, maybe not so much.
Jones is still set to face Daniel Cormier at UFC at UFC 182 this January. In the meantime he'll be figuring out how to deal with getting 40 hours of community service done in Las Vegas while training down in New Mexico. If the champ's twitter feed is to be trusted, that's his biggest worry in the moment.
40 hours of community service in Vegas with a fight coming up is the only thing that really concerns me.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 23, 2014
The fact that this needs to be completed before the fight is definitely going to have effect on my camp. I respect the commission though— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 23, 2014
I am excited I get to work with kids though that part is a blessing in disguise. I'll give them my best— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 23, 2014
Dude these kids are going to never forget meeting me. it's funny, I'm actually walking back and forth— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 23, 2014
in my hotel room right now thinking about my message to them. I'm excited to have the opportunity to possibly change a life— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 23, 2014