UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones seems to be calm and making time for some fun ahead of his bout on November 11. Considered as the G.O.A.T among fighters, Jones ( 27-1-0), is set to defend his title against former champion Stipe Miocic at the Madison Square Garden in New York. However, ahead of his fight, the 35-year-old engaged in a hilarious dispute with one of Jake Paul’s Employees.
Derek Sullivan who rose to fame earlier this year works for Jake Paul’s betting company Betr. Sullivan used his association with Paul to cover huge combat sports events and interview fighters. Furthermore, Derek is also infamously known for disrespecting Nick Diaz during Jake’s media day event with Nate Diaz.
Since then the Betr employee has been spotted training with Jake Paul and UFC fighters. Very recently Derek uploaded footage from his recent sparring session where he quit after getting hit to the body. Surprisingly, Jon Jones reacted with a smiling emoji to Sullivan quilting mid-session.
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However, Derek did not tolerate this behavior coming from MMA’s greatest. With his inflated ego, Jake’s employee called out Jon Jones for his reaction. He even revealed that betting against the heavyweight fighter might have generated the response.
“Jon Jones, I see you commenting on the video of me getting my ass kicked in sparring, and I see you smiling about it. I guess you’re still mad that I bet against you. But look, Jon, you’re a legend, you’re a GOAT but keep my name out of your f**** mouth or we’re gonna have a problem,” said Derek.
Clearly, Jones did not want any piece of Derek as he humbly backed down. Jones also went on to clear that he is a huge fan of Sullivan and that he learnt a huge lesson that day.
Jon Jones learns his lesson and apologises to Derek from Betr Media
After receiving a stern warning from Derek Sullivan UFC Heavyweight champion Jon Jones made a clever decision. Jones is known for not backing down from any fights and facing his opponent regardless the condition. However, this time around the pound-for-pound number-one fighter decided to be humble in his approach.
Jones hilariously asked for forgiveness from Derek and stated that he wanted no smoke from him. The 35-year-old also added that he was Sullivan’s huge fan. “Bro, that’s my apologies, I didn’t think you read the comments. Please forgive me. I don’t want no smoke. I’m actually a massive fan,” said Jon.
This led to another hilarious exchange between the two where the Betr employee let Jon’s mistake slide. He also promised ringside seats for his first fight as well as to attend Jon’s upcoming fight with Stipe at Madison Square Garden.
Jon Jones just revealed that he is Derek from Betr Media’s biggest fan 😂
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Jones continued with the act and asked Derek for a follow back on his Instagram account. Fair to say Jon’s random interaction has surprised every one of his fans and even Jake Paul is puzzled by the hilarious exchange.
Regardless, the heavyweight champion has a huge fight to prepare for as he might possibly retire after this. Tickets to the fight are selling like hotcakes and many are paying exorbitant amounts to witness the event. Will Jon Jones continue his dominance in the heavyweight division? Let us know in the comments below.