UFC fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (pictured) is quite the rebel. Less than a month after getting fined an undisclosed amount of sponsorship money for “seriously” tampering with his Reebok uniform at UFC on FOX 17, Cerrone took a shot at his employer’s official apparel provider.
“Sure love the way my @nike shoes and shorts fit! So many different styles & color options!! @niketraining,” Cerrone posted Tuesday on his Instagram account along with the image below.
MMA guru Greg Jackson (right) certainly didn’t have any issues donning a Kool-Aid smile to go along with his Nike gear in the picture given his rocky relationship with the UFC.
Cerrone added a patch to the front right side of his Reebok shorts in December’s loss to UFC lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos. Because of his tenure with the UFC, Cerrone would have received $30,000 from Reebok had he not tampered with his wardrobe.
The UFC kicked off their exclusive, and highly controversial, apparel commitment with Reebok in July. The six-year, reported $70 million agreement has not been received well by most fighters who claim they have suffered significant financial losses from the deal.
UFC president Dana White’s response to the backlash is that fighters and their cornermen are only required to wear Reebok during fight week, but they are allowed to endorse anything else outside of that. Take that, Reebok.