Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Jon Jones reveals why he stepped in to stop vandals and protesters in Albuquerque

More from author

UFC veteran Josh Barnett to fight former KSW champion Marcin Rozalski in Bare Knuckle Boxing bout

MMA legend Josh Barnett meets former KSW champion Marcin Rozalski in a bare-knuckle boxing bout (with elbows allowed) at the very first Genesis event,...

Fights We Want To See After Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2

After ten months away from the Octagon, Conor McGregor announced his return this week. The former Featherweight Champion and Lightweight Champion will fight Dustin...

Justin Gaethje plans to ruin everyone’s day by beating Khabib at UFC 254

Interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is all set to fight UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 254 at the...

MMA India’s Weekly Roundup (12-19 Oct): McGregor vs Poirier at AT&T Stadium, Ritu Phogat to fight on Oct 30 and more

Welcome to the MMA India show’s weekly MMA round up. We take a look at the biggest stories of the past week, which includes big...
Jay Rock
Jay Rockhttp://mmaindia.com
MMA, Boxing, NBA, Cricket, Betting
- Advertisement -

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took to the streets of Alburquerque to stop the vandalizes from spraying graffiti.

Last week, Floyd, a 46-year old African-American male was a victim of police brutality. Derek Chauvin was the police officer who was seen restraining Floyd in a viral video. The police officer has been working with the Minneapolis police department for more than 18-years. Three other officers who were present at the scene were fired.

Following his death, America was gripped in nationwide protests. Minneapolis, where the incident took place was engulfed in riots with heavy damage to public and private property.

Jon Jones, UFC, Alburquerque, protest, George Floyd
Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jon Jones (red gloves) before his fight against Thiago Santos (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

When Jon Jones saw the protestors spraying graffiti, he stepped in and confiscated the spray can from multiple protestors.

Why did Jon Jones intervene?

In an interview with Fox News, Jon Jones stated the reason behind intervening and stopping the protestors from vandalizing properties.

I had a teammate give me a call, and he said ‘Hey Jon, we’re having a protest, and there’s a lot of Hispanics and Caucasians down there, but there’s not a lot of African Americans in Albuquerque,’” Jones explained. “He said ‘we should get down there and be blackface.’ I said ‘that sounds great.’ He said ‘yeah, it’s going peacefully.’

When I get down there, the peaceful protest was over, and a lot of people were just hanging around still,” Jon Jones added. “The vandalism started right away. I just noticed the protesters leaving and going home. No one was saying anything. No one was speaking out. Everyone was just kind of scared of these hooligans taking over the town. I’ve never seen anything like it. No police were around anywhere. People were just doing whatever they wanted to places I like to hang out at.”

‘I just started to feel like a coward’

Jon Jones stated that when he saw the vandalism, no one was stopping them. He further stated that as he waited longer and did nothing he felt like a coward.

The longer I waited and just said nothing, I just started to feel like a coward,” Jones concluded. “I was just watching people doing whatever they wanted in our community, so I just started to talk to people and say ‘hey man, it’s not the way. It’s not the way.’ I just kind realized what kind of danger I was in approaching all these masked people asking them not to do certain things. Finally, I had enough of it and I just started taking things from people.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)

ALSO READ:

Classy Floyd Mayweather to fund countrywide funeral services for George Floyd

If any content is used from this article, kindly backlink to this page.

If you like reading about sports, make sure you check out SportsIndiaShow.com
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.com

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Related articles

- Advertisement -Jon Jones reveals why he stepped in to stop vandals and protesters in Albuquerque - Jon Jones