It seems that Jon Jones is back to business.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship 205-pound ace on Wednesday signed an endorsement deal with GAT, a manufacturer of sports nutrition products.
“I was thrilled when (Jones’ manager Malki Kawa) called me to discuss TEAMGAT expanding to include MMA athletes and signing Jon Jones as our first,” said Vice President of GAT Mark Post. “I’ve been a fan of his since he entered the sport. Everyone at GAT is excited about signing Jon. The whole world will be watching when he gets back into action. TEAMGAT will be proud to be in his corner.”
Jones, 28, was recently reinstated by the UFC after being suspended following an indefinite suspension and being stripped of the 205-pound title in April. The Jackson-Wink MMA was arrested for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Last month, Jones entered a guilty plea in Albuquerque, N.M.’s Second Judicial District Court and received 18 months’ probation. As part of his probation, Jones is required to make 72 appearances doing charity work and speaking with children.
“This is a very exciting athlete signing for GAT: Jon Jones is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and we want to support Jon’s mission to once again become the world light heavyweight champion,” said Charles Moser, GAT CEO. “GAT strives to help all of our elite athletes reach their greatest potential, and be the champions of their sport.”