MuscleTech, a supplement brand of Iovate Health Sciences International, on Thursday became the latest sponsor to drop former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones from its roster of endorsed athletes.
A MuscleTech representative on Thursday told MMAWeekly.com that the company had no official comment on Jones’ situation, other than to say that “MuscleTech and Jon Jones have parted ways at this time.” The company seemed to feel it was the best move for their brand and Jones given current circumstances. MMAMania.com first reported the split, citing a Twitter conversation.
Earlier this week, Jones was stripped of his UFC light heavyweight championship and suspended indefinitely after being charged for a felony for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run car accident in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday.
Jones had already been removed from the supplement company’s website as of Thursday morning, although there is an interesting twist to the situation involving MuscleTech. Jones’ brothers, Arthur and Chandler Jones, remain on the company’s roster of sponsored athletes.
Arthur and Chandler are currently players in the National Football League. Arthur is a defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts, while Chandler occupies the same position for the New England Patriots.
The MuscleTech split follows a move by Reebok, which distanced itself from the embattled superstar on Wednesday.