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Jon Jones thinks UFC promotes Ronda Rousey more than him

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According to a Feb. 10 report from Yahoo! Sports, UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones seems to be a bit annoyed that the UFC promotes UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey more than him.

Jones, 26, recently went on a media tour to promote his UFC 172 fight against Glover Teixeira, and he candidly stated that he doesn't always feel as much love from the UFC as he would like to.

We don't always see eye-to-eye with the UFC, so I don't know if they are always necessarily pushing me and whether that's a smart idea on their end or not. Who knows? I do know that they are pushing Ronda Rousey really hard, and she's gotten a lot of great opportunities. I don't know what they're going to do, but I'm pushing myself all the time so, I'm not really worried.

It's difficult to tell if Jones makes a valid argument, but the proof is out there that Rousey receives better opportunities than most other UFC fighters.

Rousey regularly appears in movies, and she has two more flicks lined up for the months ahead.

Rousey landed roles in the upcoming "Entourage" and "The Athena Project" movies, so it's obvious she has a lot on her plate.

Rousey also receives great sponsorship opportunities from top-level companies such as Metro PCS.

While it's true that Rousey is one of the most marketable stars in the game, it's impossible to tell if she reached this level from self-promotion or if it was from the UFC's marketing efforts.

Rousey is the complete package of skills, talent, personality and beauty, so that's why the UFC promotes her so hard. She's a great champion, but she's also well-spoken and good-looking.

As for Jones, he has great skills inside the cage, but his physical attributes might not be as alluring to some companies and movie producers.

Does the UFC promote Jon Jones less than they do Ronda Rousey? Let us know in the comments or tweet the author, @EricHolden.

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