In the wake of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones‘ groundbreaking deal with Nike, UFC President Dana White stated that Jones’ agreement with the sports apparel company came at the expense of famed boxer Manny Pacquiao’s Nike deal.
White told MMAWeekly recently “They’re shutting down the Manny Pacquiao line and starting up the Jon Jones line. I don’t know why they shut down the Pacquiao line, but they did and that (expletive) was selling like hot cakes. I got Manny Pacquiao (expletive) from Nike.”
Pacquiao publicist Fred Sternburg strongly disagreed in a recent statement to BoxingScene.com.
“It’s 100 percent false. The relationship between Manny and Nike has never been better.”
Jones’ Nike deal has also come under criticism from WWE wrestler CM Punk, who sarcastically remarked on Twitter recently: “Let’s reward more drunk drivers with endorsement deals! #responsibility.”Dana White, featured, jon jones, manny pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao News, MMA NEWS, Nike, ufc news