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Jon Jones fed up – Stops vandalism during Albuquerque protests

The protests that have sprung up in the USA have turned violent, and UFC champ Jon Jones decided to do some good

The murder of unarmed African-American George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers has sparked outrage in the United States, and worldwide. A series of protests have broken out around the USA, and there have been clashes between protesters and police. While it is important to note that the vast majority of protesters have been peacefully exercising their first amendment right, some have turned to looting, rioting and vandalism. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones then took to the streets of Albuquerque to try and make sure the protests were peaceful, and to prevent vandalism.

Jones released a video on social media, showing him grabbing spray paint cans from masked individuals presumed to be participating in vandalism.

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“Is this shit even about George Floyd anymore?!? Why the f*ck are you punk ass teenagers destroying our cities,” Jon Jones wrote about the protests taking place around the city.

“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.”

While plagued by a string of controversies that have continued for several years, this is certainly the kind of selfless act that will gain Jones much praise.

His current status as UFC light heavyweight champion may be in jeopardy, however. He had a falling out with the UFC and president Dana White recently, over botched negotiations regarding a superfight with heavyweight KO artist Francis Ngannou. Apparently the two sides have such radically differing opinions of the nature of the negotiations that Jones has threatened to leave the UFC and vacate his title.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com

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