LAS VEGAS – Jon Jones, one of the UFC’s biggest stars, was arrested Friday morning by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, just hours after a UFC fight was inducted into the Hall of Fame. of UFC.
Jones is being charged with a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and injury or tampering with a vehicle, Officer Larry Hadfield of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department told ESPN. He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center, according to online inmate records. His total bond is $ 8,000, but Jones is on a 12-hour hold, according to records.
Jones was arrested at 5:45 a.m. Friday at a resort near Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, Hadfield said. The UFC and Team Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jones, 34, is considered perhaps the greatest UFC fighter of all time. He held the UFC light heavyweight title for the better part of nine years and has never really been beaten in the cage. His only defeat in his career was due to a controversial disqualification. However, the Albuquerque, New Mexico native has been in trouble multiple times outside the Octagon, including a hit-and-run arrest and two failed drug tests.
Jones has been going strong to fight at heavyweight, wanting to add that title to his collection. He told ESPN Thursday night before the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony that he weighed 255 pounds and was looking to gain 270 for his heavyweight debut. Jones’ 2013 fight with Alexander Gustafsson was inducted into the Hall of Fame Thursday night during a ceremony at Park MGM.