UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has signed a global sponsorship agreement with Nike.
Rumors swirled over the past few months that the 25-year-old fighter and Nike were in discussion about a potential partnership, and now it appears the two will join sides for the foreseeable future.
MMAFighting.com first reported news of Jones’ Nike sponsorship and shortly thereafter Jones confirmed the report via Twitter.
“Blessed to be signed by the biggest sports apparel company in the world #NIKE Dreams do come true” Jones wrote on his official Twitter account.
According to the report from MMA Fighting, the sponsorship agreement is a multi-year deal that will have “Bones” featured on worldwide Nike advertising and receive his own signature line of shoes and clothes, much like other Nike sponsored athletes such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
A few other fighters such as Anderson Silva and Yoshihiro Akiyama have signed with Nike, but those deals were just local sponsorships, Jones’ deal calls for him to be a globally sponsored athlete.
Jones (16-1) is expected to debut in Nike apparel for his upcoming fight against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 on Sept. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.