Manager defends Jones' UFC sponsorship


Jones' manager, Malki Kawa, insists that's simply not true. In fact, he believes Jones' opponent, Rashad Evans, likely could have earned the same deal should he have wanted.

"I don't think that anybody is favoring anybody," Kawa told "They're not that type of guys, at all. It's not like that. My experience with them has been that they're as fair across the board.

"From what I understand, Alistair Overeem is going to be wearing UFC gear, as well. Overeem's manager is Rashad's manager. It's not like Rashad's manager didn't have the opportunity to put Rashad in it. I'm sure if Rashad had wanted to wear UFC gear, they'd have been happy to put him in it, too. It was just our decision to do what we wanted to do."

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fna site profile image  

4/18/12 10:45 AM by fna

he must be really dumb if he's buying accounts that are free to create....or this is just another baseless idiotic rumor that spreads on the UG

chaplinshouse site profile image  

4/18/12 10:36 AM by chaplinshouse

No, I'm going off what the guy said, not what he could have said, and his logic has a ton of holes in it.  Yes I'm sure there are many explanations that would hold more weight, that's my point.  He implied Rashad could have had the same deal if he wanted it.  Really, the UFC can sponsor who they want? Wow I didn't know that  

stonepony site profile image  

4/18/12 7:29 AM by stonepony

He must have gotten raped in debate class? And you're assuming that there are no other rational explanations?First, the UFC can sponsor who they like. JJ being a respectable champion is an obvious candidate. Versus the guy who dumped his children and wife and acts like an idiot. 2nd, for all you know, Rashad already had a better offer from his current sponsors.

Fight! UK Online site profile image  

4/18/12 4:14 AM by Fight! UK Online

 Not uncommon for people with money to do that on social media.

Macedawgg site profile image  

4/18/12 3:55 AM by Macedawgg

Serious question--what does Malki do for Jon? Is he a personal secretary setting up appearances? He isn't getting sponsors, he isn't picking fights, he isn't negotiating the contracts. . .

Macedawgg site profile image  

4/18/12 3:38 AM by Macedawgg

Enablers. . .

Joshuo J Kingo_MJTT site profile image  

4/18/12 2:08 AM by Joshuo J Kingo_MJTT

Jaco,one of the most promising up and coming mma brands,have PAYED for rashads training facility. FORM went belly up and now the UFC is sponsoring fighters that were in that team like jones,munoz and even one punch picket was wearing UFC brand at Sweden.

Nuetraman site profile image  

4/18/12 1:39 AM by Nuetraman

Kawa is a tool

chaplinshouse site profile image  

4/18/12 1:28 AM by chaplinshouse

that guy must have gotten raped in debate class.  yeah I'm sure Rashad was offered and turned it down, makes sense.  he just didn't WANT extra money from the ufc. 

Sal Penis site profile image  

4/18/12 1:27 AM by Sal Penis

Malki Kawa bought hundreds of fake twitter accounts to make him seem popular. Dude is a joke.