UFC star Jon Jones arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — UFC star Jon Jones was arrested Friday morning by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Law enforcement Division, just several hours right after a past UFC battle of his was inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame.

Jones is getting charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence and injuring or tampering with a car or truck, a felony, Officer Larry Hadfield of the Las Vegas Metro PD explained to ESPN. He is now currently being held at Clark County Detention Center, for each on the web inmate data. His whole bail is $8,000, but Jones is on a 12-hour hold, for every records. He is scheduled to have his to start with overall look in Las Vegas Justice Courtroom on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Jones was arrested at 5:45 a.m. Friday at a resort in close proximity to Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Highway, Hadfield explained. The UFC did not instantly reply to a ask for for comment.

Jones adviser Richard Schaefer told ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, “The information are even now acquiring, we actually never know still the whole tale so I’m not going to make any remark until eventually I have a prospect to talk to Jon and until eventually we see see how this plays out.”

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Jones, 34, is regarded as potentially the most effective UFC fighter of all time. He held the UFC title for the improved component of 9 yrs and has hardly ever actually been beaten in the cage. His only job loss was by means of controversial disqualification. But the Albuquerque, New Mexico, native has been in difficulty several situations exterior of the Octagon, such as a felony strike-and-run arrest and two failed drug checks.

Jones has been bulking up for a return at heavyweight, seeking to incorporate that title to his assortment. He informed ESPN on Thursday night time prior to the UFC Corridor of Fame ceremony that he weighed 255 pounds and was wanting 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 in the course of a ceremony at Park MGM.