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Jon Jones arrested in Las Vegas for battery domestic violence, tampering with vehicle

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UFC star Jon Jones is no stranger to controversy. He has been arrested multiple times in the past, and it has now happened once again.

As ESPN’s Marc Raimondi reports, Jones was arrested on Friday morning in Las Vegas just hours after one of his fights was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. The charges against him are misdemeanor battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle. As Raimondi says, a spokesperson from Las Vegas Metro Police Department confirmed the arrest.

According to MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin, Jon Jones was still in custody as of noon Friday.

As noted, this is not the first time the UFC legend has been arrested. In 2012, he was arrested on a DUI charge. In 2015, Jon Jones was involved in a hit-and-run accident where he was arrested and then sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation. That incident got him a UFC suspension and stripped of his title. Continuing on, he had further legal trouble in 2019 and 2020, for battery and for DWI, respectively.

Jones has been reprimanded multiple times by UFC President Dana White, and he was stripped of his title three times between 2015 and 2017 due to disciplinary action. He has failed several drug tests and also got in a pay dispute with White in 2020, giving up his title in the process.

In terms of pure fighting ability, Jon Jones is still considered one of the best UFC fighters in the history of the sport. His overall MMA record is 26 wins, one loss, and one no-contest.