Jon Jones

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jon Jones arrested following UFC Hall of Fame induction

Jon Jones has found himself in trouble with the law once again. According to reports by Marc Raimondi of ESPN Jones was arrested in Las Vegas early Friday morning. He was charged with “battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle,” per a police spokesperson. Jones was in Las Vegas to attend the UFC Hall of Fame inductions. His fight with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on Sept. 21, 2013, was inducted last night. The arrest record was provided by Las Vegas Police per Aaron Bronsteter.

Jones was in great spirits at the HOF induction. He was very vocal about his future in the UFC. He spoke about his upcoming move to heavyweight and how the relationship between himself and the UFC was going well. He gave an update to fans and the media about his health and how his weight journey had been going. Jones was photographed at the event with his family. It is not known the specifics of what happened following the ceremony or what led to this incident and the arrest.

Jones is no stranger to legal trouble. He has been suspended from the UFC for violating the drug program and has been arrested several times before. He was involved in a hit and run back in 2015 where he fled the scene of an accident after hitting the car of a pregnant woman. Jones was charged with battery in 2019 when he was involved in a fight with a waitress at a club. He was also arrested in 2020 for a DUI in New Mexico.

Jon Jones was on the brink of getting his first heavyweight title shot against the winner of the upcoming title fight between champion Francis Ngannou and interim titleholder Ciryl Gane. It is unclear how this incident will affect his potential return, if at all. Jones team, nor the UFC have yet to release comments.

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