UFC star Jon Jones was arrested Friday on criminal charges after an incident at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Jones, 34, faces a domestic misdemeanor battery and a vehicle damage charge. Details of the incident were not immediately clear.
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The former light heavyweight champion was in the area chatting with reporters trying to generate some hype for a heavyweight championship shot as he progressed through the weight classes. He was at the UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Park MGM hotel on Thursday to honor his 2013 fight with Alexander Gustaffsson.
“The JacksonWink Academy is aware of the allegations and is conducting its own review of the matter. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time, “James Hallian, spokesperson for the gym where Jones trained, said in a statement.
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Jones is one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time. He has been arrested three times during his career – in 2012 for drunk driving, in 2015 in a hit-and-run accident and in 2019, following an incident with a waitress at a strip club .
UFC President Dana White reacted to Jones’ arrest.
“It’s hard to get this guy to Las Vegas for any reason. This city is not good for Jon Jones. And here we are again, ”White said Friday night, via MMA Junkie.
“It’s like it’s not even shocking anymore. When we bring him here, it’s almost planned. I can’t even get him into Las Vegas for less than 12 hours to induct him into the Hall of Fame. It is a problem. This guy’s got a lot of demons, man – a lot of demons. “
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Jones posted $ 8,000 bail for the remaining charges and was scheduled to appear in court on October 26.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.