At UFC 259, former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defeated Casey Kenney after which used his post-fight interview to callout Monster Vitality enterprise improvement consultant, Hans Molenkamp. Monster Vitality is a longtime sponsor of each Cruz and the UFC and Cruz defined that his callout of Molenkamp stemmed from what he believes are unreasonable calls for made by Molenkamp with the specter of withholding sponsorship cash. Since Cruz’s allegation, different individuals concerned within the sport have joined in decrying Molenkamp together with former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. However now Molenkamp has his personal outstanding supporter.
Quinton Jackson has been sponsored by Monster Vitality for years and has labored with Molenkamp earlier than, and upon listening to the allegations popping out in opposition to the Monster rep, “Rampage” has come to his protection.
“I hang around with Hans after we do Monster shoots and issues like,” Jackson advised MMA Junkie. “Hans will ask you, ‘Let’s do that s*** for the Web, for social media,’ however everyone does that now. For those who’re a fighter or something, and also you’re hanging out along with your friends or your individuals, persons are going to ask you to do some sh*t.
“No approach will Hans ever ask individuals, ‘Do that publish for me otherwise you’re not going to get a sponsorship.’ That s*** is f****** silly.”
However although Jackson denies that the core criticism in opposition to Molenkamp is true, the previous UFC mild heavyweight champion does admit that Molenkamp has taken some liberties together with his social media presence.
“It’s true – Dana White did need to get on Hans,” Jackson stated. “Hans would take an image with Conor McGregor, and he’ll take an image like they’re speaking and he’ll say, ‘Hey, we’ve acquired some large information.’ He’ll try this, however that’s what social media is. That’s what all these motherf****** be doing: ‘Yeah, I’m doing large issues with Conor McGregor.’
“He’ll take an image with Dana like, ‘Yeah, we’re cooking up some enterprise.’ However I see so many different individuals doing that s***. Simply because he works for Monster, I don’t know, I believe persons are hating on him.”
A part of the explanation Jackson doesn’t consider the allegations made in opposition to Molenkamp is as a result of he says that no such factor has ever occurred with him although he has at instances refused to do what Molenkamp wished.
“Hans, he has that fighter spirit,” Jackson stated. “He’s there for fighters. I discover that about him. And generally, me and Hans, we don’t see eye-to-eye. Truthfully, we don’t. Generally Hans and I don’t see eye-to-eye, and I can perceive why individuals would get mad at him, however each time he asks me, ‘Let’s do that publish,’ and stuff like this, and I’m like, ‘Hans, I’m obese proper now; I don’t wish to do that stuff proper now.’ He’s like, ‘OK, man. I get it.’ He doesn’t say, ‘Do that publish otherwise you ain’t going to get no sponsorship.’
“You’ll be able to ask individuals like Daniel Cormier, Jorge Masvidal – these fighters have to step up. Even Conor McGregor and Jon Jones. T.J Dillashaw. Juan Archuleta. These fighters want to come back ahead.”
Finally, Jackson appears to consider that Molenkamp is being unfairly railroaded by Cruz and others.
“Hans doesn’t even have the facility to say, ‘You don’t get a contract in the event you don’t publish this or try this,’” Jackson stated. “I believe he can vouch for you, however in the event you already acquired a Monster deal, he can’t simply cancel your contract since you don’t do one thing for him. It doesn’t work that approach. I simply really feel unhealthy. It looks like too many individuals are chiming in, and I’m like, ‘How come no one is telling the reality about Hans,’ that he isn’t like that?
“He needs to publish humorous skits with you and stuff, however everyone does that s***. We do it to one another. I did that s*** with the Diaz brothers. I ran into them in Vegas, and I stated, ‘Hey, let’s do a humorous skit.’ They may have stated, ‘No.’ We did a humorous skit, and that s*** went viral, like Nick tried to steal my girlfriend. All of us try this s*** to one another. I don’t know why persons are attempting to behave like that’s so f***** up.”
Molenkamp himself has but to talk up however Monster Vitality did launch an announcement saying they had been investigating the matter and Dominick Cruz says he’s spoken with the corporate in regards to the concern and appears to be happy with how issues are progressing.
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