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UFC Jon Jones taken into custody over several charges

13:05, 25 September 2021
UFC Jon Jones taken into custody over several charges Photo: Wikimedia

The undefeated UFC light-heavyweight Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested for battery domestic violence, injuring and tampering with a vehicle in Las Vegas Friday morning.


ESPN was the first that obtained information regarding Jones’ arrest from a police officer.

Jon Jones arrived in Las Vegas earlier this week to become a UFC’s “Hall of Famer” for his bloody and spectacular performance and subsequent tough victory over Alexander Gustafsson in 2013. The ceremony took place Thursday with Jones in attendance. Hours later, after the event ended, Jones was taken into custody.

UFC President Dana White wasn’t surprised when he was reported about Jones' misdemeanor and following arrest.

“It’s hard to bring this guy to Las Vegas for any reason,” Dana White told reports after the UFC 266 public weigh-ins. “This city is not good for Jones and here we are again.”

The alleged bail for Jones is set at $8,000, $5,000 for tampering with a vehicle and $3,000 for the domestic battery charge. It was doubtful that Jones’ plans were aimed at visiting court, before his wrongdoings have taken place, however, now the fighter is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday morning.

During his career, Jon Jones faced numerous fight suspensions regarding several law breaches, drug and doping tests failures.

One of the wrongdoings took place back in 2015, when he was set to fight against a “one-punch-KO-striker”, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, but the fight was canceled due Jones’ hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque N.M., when he hit a pregnant woman with his luxurious vehicle and fled the scene by foot. The UFC officials deprived him of a light-heavyweight champion title, which he had been holding since 2011.

In March 2020 Jones was arrested in Albuquerque on several charges including impaired DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container and driving with no proof of insurance.

Jones also brought troubles to the UFC and especially fans, who anticipated his fight, by failing doping tests resulting in fights cancelations. One of these disappointments took place before anniversary UFC 200, when he was scheduled to fight in the main event of the evening against Daniel Cormier in a highly anticipated fight, because there was a serious out of ring altercation between “Bones” and his rival, Cormier. Jones was out of the main event, thus upsetting his opponent and fans around the world.