Jon Jones has been forced into community service once or twice. Sunday night, he did it for free.
The UFC star has posted video of himself in Albuquerque, NM demanding that a couple of vandals turn over spray paint cans. The pair in question eventually complied.
Like many cities across America, Albuquerque has been hit with riots in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, MN. While there were initially peaceful protests in response to the killing of an unarmed black man at the hands of white police officers, the civil unrest has taken a darker turn of late — with multiple U.S. cities enforcing curfews and sending in the National Guard in response to violence, looting, and in general, anarchy.
The officer accused of killing Floyd, Derek Chauvin, was charged with murder days ago. That has done little to stem the violence across the country.
“Is this sh*t even about George Floyd anymore?!? Why the fuck are you p*nk ass teenagers destroying our cities!?? 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,” Jones wrote on Instagram. The UFC light heavyweight champion — if in fact he still is champion — continued, saying “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.”
Jones (26-1, 1NC) trains out of Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The light heavyweight champion has been embroiled in a feud with Dana White of late, which has led to him asking for his release, and apparently saying farewell to the UFC’s 205lb title.