Jon Jones was arrested on Friday in Las Vegas and charged with battery home violence and injuring and tampering with a automobile, according to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi.
Las Vegas Metro Police Division officer Larry Hadfield instructed Raimondi that Jones was arrested shortly earlier than 6 a.m. Friday at a resort. Jones is being held on the Clark County Detention Middle, per inmate records obtained by Raimondi, and his whole bail has been set at $8,000.
“The details are nonetheless growing, we actually do not know but the total story so I am not going to make any remark till I’ve an opportunity to speak to Jon and till we see see how this performs out,” Jones advisor Richard Schaefer told ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
Jones was in Las Vegas on Thursday to attend a UFC Corridor of Fame induction ceremony for his 2013 battle in opposition to Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC has not but launched an announcement on Jones’ arrest.
A heavyweight debut placed on maintain?
Jones had been making ready for a transfer to the heavyweight division previous to his arrest, although he hadn’t nailed down an opponent or date for his heavyweight debut. The 34-year-old told Raimondi on Thursday that he wished to face the winner of the rumored Francis Ngannou-Ciryl Gane battle.
“I’ll admit Francis is a much bigger one on the subject of the monetary facet,” Jones stated. “But it surely’s all good. I need the belt, actually. I need the belt, I need large cash.”
Whereas he’s thought of one in all the best UFC fighters of all time, Jones’ profession achievements have usually been overshadowed by his legal troubles. Most lately, he was arrested in March of 2020 on a number of prices, together with alleged aggravated-DWI and negligent use of a firearm. He has additionally been stripped of the sunshine heavyweight title belt a number of instances on account of failed drug exams.
At this level, it’s unclear if Jones will face any form of punishment from the UFC. He has not competed at a UFC occasion since defending the sunshine heavyweight title in opposition to Dominick Reyes in February of 2020.