JDS signs with Nike, unknown if contract is worldwide or Brazil based

source: facebook

UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos has finally signed with Nike, as reported on his official Facebook page. Original text in Brazilian Portuguese appears at bottom.

The UFC heavyweight champion will rise to the Octagon to defend his title on December 29 in Las Vegas, wearing Nike, his new sponsor. The company confirmed on Monday that the Brazilian is their newest hire. The agreement between JDS and the the world's leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel started when he signed an agreement with the Brazilian Soccer team Corinthians, which is also sponsored by Nike, to make an associated gym, Paulista, part of his preparation for the fight against Cain Velasquez.

"Junior Cigano is a top athlete and to have him on team Nike is an honor," said Louis Alexander, director of sports marketing for Nike in Brazil. "A top athlete is never satisfied. He always wants more - more wins, more titles, better products. Such is the power that moves the brand."

With the new contract, Junior joins champions Anderson Silva, the biggest name in the sport worldwide, and Jon Jones, the biggest name in sport in the USA, who also have agreements with bigests sporting goods company in the world. Nike did not disclose whether the contract with the Brazilian will be restricted to the Brazil, or if it also involves promotional activities outside Brazil.

Original Portuguese

Campeão Júnior Cigano é o novo contratado da Nike

O campeão dos pesados do UFC subirá ao octógono para defender seu título em 29 de dezembro, em Las Vegas, vestindo Nike, sua nova patrocinadora. A empresa confirmou nesta segunda-feira que
o brasileiro é seu mais novo contratado. O acordo entre Cigano e a empresa de material esportivo foi iniciado quando ele assinou contrato com o Corinthians, que também é patrocinado pela Nike, para fazer no clube paulista parte de sua preparação para a luta contra Cain Velasquez.

"O Júnior Cigano é um atleta de alto nível e contar com ele no time Nike é uma honra. Um atleta de ponta nunca está satisfeito. Ele sempre quer mais: mais vitórias, mais títulos, produtos melhores. Essa é a energia que move a marca", disse Luís Alexandre, diretor de marketing esportivo da Nike no Brasil, em comunicado à imprensa. Com o novo contrato, Júnior Cigano se iguala a outros dois campeões: Anderson Silva, o primeiro lutador de MMA da marca, e Jon Jones, maior nome do esporte nos EUA, também têm acordos com a maior empresa de produtos esportivos do planeta. A Nike não divulgou se o contrato com o brasileiro será restrito ao mercado nacional ou se envolve também ações promocionais fora do Brasil.

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tags: UFC   Nike   JDS   Junior Dos Santos (detail)  Cigano   Anderson Silva (detail)  Jon Jones (detail)  


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imesser site profile image  

11/13/12 12:24 PM by imesser

JDS is a beast! i want to see him TKO Overeem in the near future!

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11/13/12 12:11 PM by rampageforpresident

UFC should push JDS more. He might be their best fighter. I hope ke KO's jon jones someday

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11/13/12 10:50 AM by cheesesteak

myah huh jusss do ite!

Spoonie Luv site profile image  

11/13/12 10:43 AM by Spoonie Luv

I thought I was just retarded or something lol

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11/13/12 10:18 AM by Willingly_Butt_Bonnared

Good on JDSs management for getting this deal done before the Cain rematch. Talk about value at risk...

Dougie site profile image  

11/13/12 8:31 AM by Dougie

...ladies and gentlemen...   ...we have arrived...

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11/13/12 12:37 AM by fasthandssam

”The Gypsy is a Junior high level athlete and rely on it in the Nike Team is an honor. A tip is never satisfied. He always wants more: more WINS, more titles, better products. This is the energy that moves the brand"WHAT THE FUCK DOES THIS MEAN.... also, I love the way JDS comes across- he really fits that "good guy" meme IMO

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11/13/12 12:25 AM by orcus

So if Jon Jones is only getting $20k, how much is Junior getting?

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11/12/12 11:39 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

Just JDS It

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11/12/12 11:32 PM by I Get Hard Rolling at BJJ

It was a disaster