UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones took to the streets of Albuquerque on Sunday evening, cutting a menacing figure as he demanded teenagers hand over their spray cans amid rioting in New Mexico.
Albuquerque, like the majority of cities in the US at the moment, has seen an uprising from citizens against police and the government following the killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis PD officer Derek Chauvin, last week.
But Jones, arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, was left unimpressed by those who were vandalising property around the city, and took to confronting them into handing over their spray cans.
Jones followed up with an emotional instagram post in which he condemned those who he said were ‘destroying our cities’.
“Is this shit even about George Floyd anymore?!? Why the fuck are you punk 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. 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 recently took to social media to proclaim that he will in fact be relinquishing his Light Heavyweight title following a dispute with UFC President Dana White.