Jon Jones arrested, charged with battery domestic violence

MMA Fighting

Jon Jones is facing charges of battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle after being arrested Friday morning in Las Vegas.

MMA Fighting confirmed the news via Clark County records following an initial report by ESPN.

Jones’ bail is set at $8,000, $5000 for tampering with a vehicle and $3,000 for the domestic battery charge. The former UFC champion is scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Saturday morning.

This is the latest run-in with the law for Jones, who has previously been arrested for a hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and negligent use of a firearm among other charges. His involvement in an April 2015 hit-and-run in Albuquerque, N.M., resulted in the end of his first UFC light heavyweight championship reign when officials decided to strip him of his title for violating the organization’s Athlete Code of Conduct policy.

Most recently, Jones was arrested in Albuquerque in March 2020 on multiple charges: aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container and driving with no proof of insurance. Jones later pleaded guilty to DWI, with the other charges being dropped, and he served four days house arrest in addition to agreeing to one year of supervised probation, a minimum of 90 days of outpatient therapy, and 48 hours of community service.

Jones has not competed for the UFC since February of last year when he successfully defended the light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes in the main event of UFC 247. He has since announced his plans to move up to the heavyweight division, saying this week that he hoped to return in the second quarter of 2022.

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