Former UFC champion accused of domestic violence
Former UFC champion Jon Jones has once again been accused of violence outside the Octagon, this time in Las Vegas.
According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Jones was arrested at 5:45 a.m. Friday morning on charges of alleged domestic violence and personal injury and tampering with a vehicle.
No further details were immediately available.
Jones had previously faced a misdemeanor battery charge following an April 2019 incident at a strip club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In March 2020, Albuquerque police arrested him for aggravated DWI and careless use of a firearm.
Jones, 34, avoided jail in 2015 after a hit-and-run in which he left the scene of an accident. Reebok abandoned him as a sponsor in 2015. The UFC withdrew his light heavyweight title three times – in disciplinary response and for failing banned substance tests – before reclaiming it once again. in December 2018.
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The UFC still ranks Jones as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport although he hasn’t fought since defeating Dominick Reyes in February 2020.
In Las Vegas to celebrate his first fight against UFC Hall of Fame inductee Alexander Gustaffson from 2013, Jones told reporters on Thursday he plans to return to the UFC in 2022 as a heavyweight. .
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