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Jon Jones signs deal with first sponsor since being reinstated

Jon Jones lost all of his sponsors when he was charged with a felony earlier this year, but has a new one now that he's been reinstated.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones once again has sponsors. The former UFC light heavyweight champion lost all of his financial backing from sponsors (including Reebok) when he was suspended by the UFC earlier this year following a hit-and-run that led to a felony charge. Following his reinstatement late last month, he was quickly able to acquire a new one - GAT, a sports nutrition product manufacturer.

The info comes via press release:

"This is a very exciting athlete signing for GAT, Jon Jones is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and we want to support Jon's mission to once again become the world light heavyweight champion," said Charles Moser, GAT CEO. "GAT strives to help all of our elite athletes reach their greatest potential, and be the champions of their sport."

Jones also had a statement:

"I am very grateful to have such a terrific brand like GAT sponsor me as one of their athletes. I look forward to working with TEAMGAT and to taking the GAT brand with me in becoming the number one name in MMA.

Jones (21-1, 15-1 UFC) is expected to return to the cage early next year to face Daniel Cormier in a rematch for the title.

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