LAS VEGAS — UFC star Jon Jones was arrested Friday morning by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division, simply hours after a previous UFC struggle of his was inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame.
Jones is being charged with misdemeanor battery home violence and injuring or tampering with a automobile, a felony, Officer Larry Hadfield of the Las Vegas Metro PD advised ESPN. He’s presently being held at Clark County Detention Heart, per on-line inmate information. His complete bail is $8,000, however Jones is on a 12-hour maintain, per information. He’s scheduled to have his first look in Las Vegas Justice Court docket on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Jones was arrested at 5:45 a.m. Friday at a resort close to Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Highway, Hadfield stated.
“It is laborious to deliver this man to Las Vegas, for any motive,” UFC president Dana White stated. “This metropolis isn’t good for Jon Jones and right here we’re once more.”
White added: “It isn’t even surprising anymore. Once we deliver him right here, it is virtually anticipated. We will not even get him to Las Vegas for lower than 12 hours and induct him into the Corridor of Fame. It is an issue. This man’s received lots of demons, man, lots of demons.”
Jones adviser Richard Schaefer advised ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, “The details are nonetheless creating, we actually do not know but the total story so I am not going to make any remark till I’ve an opportunity to speak to Jon and till we see see how this performs out.”
Jones, 34, is thought to be maybe the most effective UFC fighter of all time. He held the UFC title for the higher a part of 9 years and has by no means actually been crushed within the cage. His solely profession loss was by way of controversial disqualification. However the Albuquerque, New Mexico, native has been in bother a number of instances exterior of the Octagon, together with a felony hit-and-run arrest and two failed drug checks.
Jones has been bulking up for a return at heavyweight, wanting so as to add that title to his assortment. He advised ESPN on Thursday night time earlier than the UFC Corridor of Fame ceremony that he weighed 255 kilos and was seeking to bulk to 270 for his heavyweight debut. Jones’ 2013 struggle with Alexander Gustafsson was inducted into the Corridor of Fame on Thursday night time throughout a ceremony at Park MGM.