HESPERIA — Knowing the power of “strategic endorsements,” the folks at Medical Cannabis Educational Center in Hesperia have decided to put a heavyweight contender in their corner.
Rick and Arlene Curiel-Casas told the Daily Press that Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes, of Hesperia, the UFC’s No. 1 light heavyweight contender in the world, is now the delivery dispensary’s chief brand ambassador.
In February, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defended his belt by narrowly defeating Reyes during UFC 247.
The back-and-forth brawl went five full rounds and by the end of the bout, many of the nearly 17,000 fans in attendance at the Toyota Center were left wondering if Reyes had been robbed, according to Bleacher Report.
Even UFC President and podcast host Dana White said at the post-fight press conference that he scored the bout three rounds to two for Reyes.
Jones’ record is now 26-1-0 and Reyes is 12-1-0, with many UFC fans pleading for a rematch.
Rick Casas said developing a partnership with Reyes — a local standout athlete and graduate of Hesperia High School — represents everything MCEC stands for, which includes “hard work, dedication, ambition, trust, honesty, integrity and family.”
The owners of MCEC, along with MCEC’s Social Media/Marketing Specialist Christina Ganci, told the Daily Press the company’s partnership with Reyes began soon after they noticed that the fighter was a long time supporter of MCEC and its products.
“One day, I discovered…