After pleading no contest to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been ordered to observe 90 days of probation. That count is in relation to a criminal complaint that was filed against Jones on April 23rd.
Jones had originally been charged with a count of misdemeanor battery after he was accused of inappropriate touching by a strip club employee. In August KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, NM released police body cam footage showing investigators questioning the employee. In that tape the employee states the following:
Jon, like, put his arm around here or something , pretty tight, and I was like, oh you’re going to put me in a choke hold.
I got out of the thing, and as soon as I did that, he just like picked me up and you know, flipped me over whatever, and just started rough housing with me.
The issue is that when he put me back down over by the bar, he like smacked my p****.
The whole situation is so complicated. I’m not really sure what to say. This person gets away with f****** everything.
At one point, he had me sit on his lap and stuff, and then he pulled me on his lap. When I was sitting on his lap, he started kissing on my neck and all this s***, and they’re not supposed to do that.
Jones’ original charge was reduced to the less serious charge of disorderly conduct after prosecutors determined there was not enough evidence to proceed with the battery charge (per Albuquerque Journal). The entire case is scheduled to be dismissed after Jones completes the 90 day probation period. The plea deal will be voided if Jones break the law within that time frame.
Jones’ plea of no contest is not regarded as an admission of guilt.
This is the second time this week that Jones has made news for actions outside of the cage. Yesterday Bloody Elbow’s Mookie Alexander and John S. Nash reported that Jones has settled nearly $1.5 million in tax liens since 2018.
Jones’ other incidents involving the law are well documented. In 2015 he plead guilty to one charge of leaving the scene of an accident (that caused great bodily harm). Jones received probation for that offense. That period of probation expired in early 2017.