UFC's Jon Jones Arrested in Las Vegas
September 25 | 2021
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested Friday morning in Las Vegas, just hours after his 2013 fight with Alexander Gustafsson was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Jones, in town for the induction ceremony, was arrested by Las Vegas police and charged with domestic battery and felony injuring and tampering with a vehicle, though details remain unclear.
This is just the latest in a long line of legal problems for Jones, who gave up his light heavyweight title in 2020 to campaign for the heavyweight crown but has yet to fight in the division after various disputes with the UFC. He was arrested for DWI back in 2012, plead guilty to a hit and run charge involving a pregnant woman in 2015 and plead guilty to charges stemming from alleged street drag racing in 2016. In 2019 he plead no contest to charges of battery after being accused of slapping a waitress at strip club and in 2020 he was again arrested for DWI and the negligent use of a firearm. When asked about Jones latest arrest, UFC boss Dana White told reporters, "It's not even shocking anymore... This guy's got a lot of demons."
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