On Thursday night, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was at the UFC’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas.
Friday morning, he was arrested.
ESPN’s Marc Raimondi reported that Jones has been arrested and charged with battery domestic violence and injuring/tampering with a vehicle.
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.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) September 24, 2021
Details are scarce at the moment but as of this article’s publish Jones remains in police custody.
Jon Jones was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday morning on charges of battery domestic violence and injuring/tampering with a vehicle— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) September 24, 2021
According to court records, Jones is currently still in custody. Full story coming to @MMAFighting
First reported by @marc_raimondi pic.twitter.com/YfF1DHN6bp
Jones, who hasn’t competed since a February 2020 decision win over Dominick Reyes, was in Vegas for the induction of his first bout with Alexander Gustafsson into the fight wing of the UFC Hall of Fame. He’s otherwise been out of action while both looking for an improved contract as well as acclimating his body for an impending move to heavyweight.
The 34-year-old Jones has had an extraordinarily lengthy history of legal trouble while in the UFC, including a hit-and-run collision that saw him stripped of his title back in 2015. His most recent arrest occurred in March of last year when he was booked on aggravated DWI as well as negligent use of a firearm. That particular incident was recorded on police body cam, and he would later plead guilty to the DWI charge and avoid jail time altogether.