Nike Signs UFC Champion Jon Jones to Global Sponsorship Deal - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
Flyweight
 
BlueLander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 355
                     
Nike Signs UFC Champion Jon Jones to Global Sponsorship Deal

Quote:
Aug 8, 2012 - Jon Jones is about to become the global face of mixed martial arts.

The UFC light heavyweight champion has signed a sweeping, worldwide sponsorship deal with sports apparel giant Nike, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources.

The two sides have agreed to a multi-year contract that will see Jones decked out in Nike gear for the foreseeable future. On Sept. 1, when he faces Dan Henderson at UFC 151, Jones will be rocking the famous "Swoosh."

As a part of the deal, Jones will be featured on worldwide Nike advertising and receive his own signature line, sources said. It is expected to be announced within a week.

When reached by phone, Jones' manager Malki Kawa declined comment while Jones did not immediately return a message left by MMA Fighting.

While a few international mixed martial arts including UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and popular Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama have inked deals with Nike subsidiaries in their respective countries, Jones' deal makes him the first to land a global pact.

The 25-year-old had previously publicly stated a goal of signing with the Oregon-based sports powerhouse. Jones and Kawa first visited the Nike campus in Beaverton in May before opening negotiations that resulted in the deal. Nike is the world's leading sports and shoe retailer, with a $43 billion market cap. In fiscal 2011, the company earned $20.9 billion in revenue.

In March 2011, Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history, winning the belt at age 23. Including that win, which came against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Jones defeated four consecutive former UFC champions, becoming the first man ever to accomplish that feat.

His fight with former two-division PRIDE champion Henderson takes place as the main event of UFC 151, and a win might give him the greatest five-fight stretch in MMA history. He is considered a heavy favorite to emerge victorious.

In his career, he is 16-1 overall, with his only loss coming via disqualification due to illegal elbows in a fight he had been in clear control of.

Jones' early domination has led some observers, including Rolling Stone Magazine, to wonder aloud if Jones would become the Michael Jordan of the sport, mixed martial arts' transcendent figure. With a global Nike deal in hand to match the one Jordan received early in his NBA career, Jones takes another step towards that level.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/8/8/...onsorship-deal
BlueLander is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 04:09 PM
LL
Cruz Control
 
LL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ocean Front Property in Arizona.
Posts: 9,159
                     
Good for him, always liked Jon.

Now, let's keep them cars off poles.

2013 VIP FFL Champion
THE DRAGON RIDES AGAIN - 12/20/14
Machida - Alves - Cruz - JDS - Weidman - Condit - Pettis - Edgar - Cowboy - Dodson - Okami
LL is offline  
post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 04:15 PM
-NOW YOU SLEEP-

 
_RIVAL_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cal-State South Annex
Posts: 10,910
                     
Go get yourself a sponsership John Bones Jonsayyyy...


----> WWW.MMAFORUM.COM <----



_RIVALS TOP 10

ANDERSON "THE SPIDER" SILVA
JAKE SHIELDS
NICK DIAZ
EDDIE ALVAREZ
JUNIOR "CIGANO" DOS SANTOS
GILBERT MELENDEZ
MAMED "THE CANNIBAL" KHALIDOV
HECTOR "SHANGO" LOMBARD
CAIN VELASQUEZ
GEGARD "THE DREAM CATCHER" MOUSASI
_RIVAL_ is offline  
post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Budhisten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 9,226
                     
Good for Jones - good for MMA...

As LL stated - now it's all about avoiding those damn poles




MMAForum - Please follow, like and download our app!
Budhisten is offline  
post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 04:35 PM
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 769
                     
Good for him, good for the sport. I still think he doesnt deserve it one bit though. Its smart to pick him, but JDS or Edgar/Henderson would be much better as they are actually likable and have no problems with poles.
Abrissbirne is offline  
post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Featherweight
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,404
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abrissbirne View Post
Good for him, good for the sport. I still think he doesnt deserve it one bit though. Its smart to pick him, but JDS or Edgar/Henderson would be much better as they are actually likable and have no problems with poles.
Yeah, because guys like Kobe and Lebron are likeable and never get in trouble.

Jones has star quality, even if hardcore MMA fans have an irrational panty-bunching when it comes to him.

It will now be about 1000 times funnier if Hendo beats him though.
Sports_Nerd is offline  
post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Lightweight
 
The Best Around's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,502
                     
Obvious choice. The drunk driving thing really isn't as big of a deal because a very good chunk of the people watching him will have had no idea anyway. MMA isn't THAT mainstream where everyone would know, you really have to follow it to know. The stars are trying to align for him to become THE star of the UFC for the next decade, but I don't see him getting past GSP in terms of popularity.

The Best Around is offline  
post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 06:28 PM
Baddest Man Alive
 
3DLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 671
                     
whats all this talk of poles? did JJ actually do something funny/entertaining other than beating up my favorite fighters and I missed it?
3DLee is offline  
post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 06:59 PM
-DayDay Knucks-
 
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 20,135
Blog Entries: 13
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3DLee View Post
whats all this talk of poles? did JJ actually do something funny/entertaining other than beating up my favorite fighters and I missed it?
Drove drunk, ran into a pole.


-Always Supporting-
Miesha Tate - Urijah Faber - Dustin Poirier - Frankie Edgar - Claudia Gadelha - Tecia Torres - Demian Maia - Jessica Eye - Diaz Bro's

Sig Credit: M.C
HitOrGetHit is offline  
post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 07:52 PM
You're Welcome.
 
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eh?
Posts: 7,723
                     
Jon Jones money.
Canadian Psycho is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome