UFC's Jon Jones arrested after Hall of Fame ceremony
The UFC star was detained by police after they responded to call from Caesaer
American fighter Jon Jones has found himself in trouble with the law once again.
UFC's Jon Jones arrested
On Friday morning in Las Vegas, UFC star Jon Jones was arrested. After a night when one of his past fights was inducted into the UFC hall of fame, the American was detained by the Metropolitan Police Department.
Jon Jones Arrested Today: UFC star has been charged with battery domestic violence along with injuring and tampering with a vehicle (ESPN) https://t.co/KqkomCfdgK— MasterChief502 ps4 GTA (@masterchief502) September 24, 2021
Jones faces a misdemeanor charge for "battery, domestic violence and injuring or tampering with a vehicle." According to Officer Larry Hadfield of the Las Vegas Metro PD. The star fighter is at present being held at the Clark County Detention Centers. Bail for Jones has been set at $8,000 with a mandatory 12-hour hold.
What is known about Jon Jones arrest?
While details surrounding the reason for Jones' arrest remain unclear at this time, what is certain is that at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Friday morning the police responded to a call at the well known Caesar's Palace resort. When questioned, Jones' adviser Richard Schaefer stated, "The facts are still developing, we really don't know yet the full story so I'm not going to make any comment until I have a chance to talk to Jon and until we see see how this plays out."
Who is Jon Jones the UFC fighter?
Jones, 34, is considered by may to be possibly the greatest UFC fighter of all time. The American has retained his division title - light heavyweight - for almost nine years. Jones' only 'loss' came when he was controversially disqualified. Incidentally, this is not the first time that the New Mexico native has found himself on the wrong side of the law. Over the last few years he has been arrested on vary occasions for offenses ranging from "driving under the influence to a felony hit-and-run arrest as well as two failed drug tests.
Sep24.2011— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) September 24, 2021
10 years ago today,
Jon Jones became the youngest fighter in history to defend a UFC Championship. pic.twitter.com/A9IBHtdLov
In more recent times, Jones was in the process of 'bulking' as he aimed to return to the octagon as a heavyweight. Jones stated on Thursday night - prior to his arrest - that he currently weighs 255 pounds and wanted to increase to 270 pounds ahead of his heavyweight debut. On the night of his arrest Jones' 2013 battle against Alexander Gustafsson entered into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Park MGM.
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