As the light heavyweight champion of the UFC, Jon Jones is used to being the center of attention. Recently, Jones would take a little time off preparation for his title defense this weekend against Vitor Belfort to help draw attention to one of his teammates at Jackson’s MMA, Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson. The results were – unexpected.
Jones’ appears in a video promo for Waterson’s upcoming fight at Invicta 3 on October 6. The video features Waterson dreaming of success in her fight – and yes, in her dream, Jon Jones sashays around the ring holding up the round card wearing nothing but a smile and a pair of spangly red short shorts.
He is assisted in his ring boy duties by fellow UFC fighters and Jackson’s MMA teammates Travis Browne and Kyle Noke. The three embrace their roles with an impressive level of commitment, blowing kisses and flirting with the camera with an enthusiasm worthy of the head UFC ring girl, Arianny Celeste.
Although Jones has taken a significant amount of criticism of late due to his decision not to take a fight with Chael Sonnen on eight days’ notice, he shows no sign of the stress in this video. Or perhaps this video is evidence that he is wondering whether walking around the outside of the ring might not be an easier gig than getting punched and slammed inside it?
Other notable faces in the video include coach Greg Jackson as himself and UFC fighter John Dodson as the referee. The full video is embedded below.