Jon Jones is behind bars. Just moments after his fight against Alexander Gustafsson in September 2013 was inducted into the Fight Wing of the UFC Hall of Fame, Jones was arrested by the Las Vegas police. A few hours before his arrest, Jones was in Park MGM receiving his award at the 2020 UFC Hall of Fame ceremony.
The news of his arrest was first reported by TMZ and Marc Raimondi of ESPN. Jon Jones has been charged with battery domestic violence and injury and tampering with a vehicle. TMZ’s report read, “Our sources received a call from Caesars Palace around 5:45 AM. Cops responded to the hotel … where they made contact with the UFC superstar.” [via TMZ]
‘Jon Jones was arrested early Friday morning’
Raimondi wrote, “Jon Jones was arrested early Friday morning by the Las Vegas Metro PD, a police spokesperson told ESPN. Jones is being charged with battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle. More info coming to @espn.“
It is not clear as to what lead up to the incident, causing Jones to act violently. This is not the first time Jones has been arrested, the light-heavyweight king has already been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2015, his high-profile hit-and-run case of a pregnant woman, and a few more.
As for his fighting career, he has postponed things to 2022, and is expected to fight in the second quarter of 2022. He has been actively packing on the muscle, and weighs around 260 lbs now, according to his advisor and former CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer.