Source - Add Jon Jones to the list of athletes who have a major problem with the Lil Nas X "Satan" shoes ... with the UFC superstar calling them absolute "bulls**t."
The quick background ... Lil Nas X collaborated with a company called MSCHF to produce the Satan Shoe, AKA the "blood shoes."
The kicks are essentially customized Nike Air Max 97 shoes -- with each pair featuring the pentagram symbol, a Bible verse that references Satan, and allegedly a drop of blood from one of MSCHF's employees. There are also only 666 pairs being made -- and came with a $1,018 price tag ... a number which happens to be a not to the Bible verse Luke 10:18, which references Satan's banishment from heaven.
Enter Jon Jones -- a religious man who famously sports a "Philippians 4:13" tattoo on his chest (a bible passage that says "I can do all this through him who gives me strength").
Two other well-known athletes have spoken out against the shoe -- NBA star Nick Young and the projected 1st overall pick in the NFL Draft, Trevor Lawrence.
We've covered this story extensively on the blog, but I can't state enough how much I love it. The fact that athletes are actually threatening to burn their Nike gear is hilarious. Especially athletes like Jon Jones who by all accounts is a massive scum bag. The guy's been arrested multiple times for everything from DWI to hit and run. He's failed drug tests, threatened murder, allegedly assaulted women, and that's just scratching the surface. Here's a clip of Chael Sonnen talking about how Jones used to hide from drug testers before he fought…
So to see him of all people take a moral stand against a pair of sneakers is laughable. That said, he did tweet out that Nike was not involved in making the sneaker once he found out…
but it doesn't matter because he still looks like an idiot. Everyone who got upset over this does. Yeah the sneakers are ridiculous but they're not serious. They're a marketing ploy- that's it. Time to move on. Now take it away, Montero…