Pacquiao Rep Says Jones' Nike Deal Did Not Come at Expense of Pac-Man | UFC NEWS

August 13, 2012 9:39 am 9 Comments
Manny P

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.”

Read more: UFC (news), Jon Jones (news), Manny Pacquiao (news)

Tags: , , , , , , ,

About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise wtih us

Please contact us for all advertising inquiries.
Download Media Kit