by: GREG BEACHAM and also KEN RITTER, Associated Press

Uploaded: Sep 24, 2021/ 07:01 PM CDT
/ Updated: Sep 24, 2021/ 08:51 PM CDT

LAS VEGAS (AP)– Former UFC champion Jon Jones was imprisoned in Las Vegas early Friday after a case at Caesars Royal residence that cops said resulted in his apprehension on costs of domestic battery and also harming a car.

Information of the case that caused Jones’ 5:45 a.m. apprehension at the Las vega Strip hotel were not instantly revealed by Las Vegas police.

Prison and also court records revealed Jonathan Dwight Jones, 34, uploaded $8,000 bond and was due for a first court appearance Saturday, with an Oct. 26 date for district attorneys to file criminal fees. The domestic battery fee is an offense. The lorry charge is a felony, with damage reported at greater than $5,000.

It was not right away clear if Jones had a lawyer.

Caesars Home entertainment Inc. decreased to comment, pointing out an energetic authorities examination.

“JacksonWink Academy is conscious of the accusations and is performing its very own evaluation of the issue. It would be unacceptable to comment additionally at this time,” claimed James Hallinan, a representative for the Albuquerque, New Mexico, fitness center where Jones educated.

Jones lives in Albuquerque, but he went to a Thursday night UFC Hall of Fame induction event at the Park MGM hotel honoring his 2013 fight with Alexander Gustafsson.

Jones (26-1, 1 no-contest) had three separate jobs as the UFC’s light heavyweight champion from 2011 to 2020, as well as he is extensively considered one of the best competitors in Mixed Martial Arts background.

But his UFC job has actually been defined extra by misbehavior outside the cage than his quality in it.

In 2012, a year after ending up being the youngest champ in UFC background, Jones was apprehended for DUI after crashing his Bentley into a telephone post in upstate Binghamton, New york city.

Jones then shed his title in 2015 when he was arrested and billed with a felony stemming from a hit-and-run crash in New Mexico in which he broke an expectant chauffeur’s arm.

Jones begged no competition to disorderly conduct in 2019 after an occurrence with a waitress at a strip club in Albuquerque, and he was arrested in 2015 in Albuquerque on costs of worsened driving intoxicated and irresponsible use a gun.

Jones has actually failed numerous medication examinations from the U.S. Anti-Doping Firm, which runs the UFC’s antidoping program.

He was displaced of a battle with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in 2016 after evaluating positive for 2 prohibited materials that he criticized on a sexual improvement tablet.

He then checked favorable for an anabolic steroid in 2017, prompting the UFC to remove his light heavyweight title momentarily time. The Golden State Athletic Payment reversed the outcome of his victory over Cormier at UFC 214, and also Jones got a 15-month competitive suspension.

As a result of his apprehensions, suspensions and various conflicts with the UFC, Jones has combated just eight times in the last 8 years during the apparent prime of his job. He hasn’t fought because defeating Dominick Reyes in February 2020 for his fourth successive triumph.

Jones relinquished the light heavyweight title in 2015 as well as declared his intention to relocate up to heavyweight. He told press reporters Thursday night he wishes to consider 270 extra pounds when he makes his heavyweight debut, with any luck next spring.


Associated Press reporter Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, added to this record.

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