ESPN reporter says Gatorade allowing Jon Jones to wear logo at UFC 165, but no pay involved
ESPN's Darren Rovell spoke to Gatorade who informed him that Jon Jones will receive no pay and does not have a sponsorship contract with the company as reported yesterday. Rovell later back tracked on the "no money" claim.
As was reported yesterday on this and many other sites, Jon Jones will be wearing the Gatorade logo into the cage Saturday night at UFC 165 when he takes on Alexander Gustafsson. Jones will be the first fighter to ever sport the Gatorade logo inside the cage, an impressive claim to be sure.
However, ESPN's Darren Rovell is making it clear that it is not a paid sponsorship, Jones is being allowed to wear the logo, but is not being paid for it:
darren rovell ✔ @darrenrovell
Despite reports that Jon Jones has signed a Gatorade deal, Gatorade official says there is no contract, no $ changing hands.darren rovell ✔ @darrenrovell
Gatorade official says company has sent product to Jon Jones, will allow him to wear logo, but not paying him $