Former UFC champion Jon Jones was arrested Friday in connection with domestic battery and damaging a vehicle in Las Vegas, records show.
Jones, 34, has been light heavyweight champion but the title had been stripped after an arrest and a drug test. He relinquished it last year.
Aaron Sweet / Getty Images fileSept. 25, 2021, 1:34 AM UTCByPhil HelselFormer UFC champion Jon Jones was arrested Friday in connection with domestic battery and damaging a vehicle in Las Vegas, records show.Las Vegas Metropolitan Police did not immediately respond to a request for more information, but police confirmed the arrest to
NBC affiliate KSNV. No other details were released.Jail and court records indicate Jones, 34, was booked on one count of domestic battery, a misdemeanor and a felony count connected to damaging a vehicle.He was jailed but posted $8,000 bail, according to records, which did not list an attorney for him. His next court date is scheduled for Saturday.
Jones' manager, Denise White, declined to comment.Jones, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was UFC light heavyweight champion, but histitle was stripped in 2015after he was arrested in a hit-and-run. He won it again, and it was stripped in 2017 after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid. headtopics.com
Last year, Jones announced he was vacating the title and said he would move to heavyweight. He has been called the best MMA fighter of all time and first won the UFC light heavyweight title in 2011.On Thursday night, Jones attended the induction ceremony of his famous 2013 fight against Alexander Gustafsson into the UFC Hall of Fame, which was held at the Park MGM on the Las Vegas Strip.
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