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UFC star Jon Jones arrested over ‘domestic violence and vehicle tampering’

UFC star Jon Jones has been arrested and will face charges of domestic violence and vehicle tampering, according to police in the US.

According to TMZ, police received a call from the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Friday morning.

Jones was taken into custody at 5:45 AM on suspicion of misdemeanour battery, domestic violence, and injuring or altering with a motor vehicle.

According to reports, Jones is currently in Clark County Detention Centre. His bail was set at $8,000 and Jones is currently on a 12-hour detention.

His advisor Richard Schaefer told ESPN’s Mike Coppinger: “The facts are still developing, we really don’t know yet the full story so I’m not going to make any comment until I have a chance to talk to Jon and until we see see how this plays out.”



UFC star Jon Jones has been arrested in Las Vegas
UFC star Jon Jones has been arrested in Las Vegas, according to reports

Jones, 34, is regarded as one of the best UFC fighters of all-time.

He holds the record for the longest reigning light heavyweight champion at 1501 days, which is just over four years.

His only career loss came in 2009 against Matt Hamill, a controversial disqualification.

Jones was defeated in 2009 by Matt Hamill. His record stands at 26-1 (1). Many believe Jones has never been beaten squarely in the Octagon.

The New Mexico native has been in trouble with law on multiple occasions outside of the cage.



Jon Jones was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame earlier this week
Jon Jones was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame earlier this week

He has previously pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run as well as two failed drug tests.

Jones has been preparing for his return to heavyweight competition and he hopes to add this title to his extensive collection.

On Thursday, Jones told ESPN that he was weighing 255 pounds and that he wanted to increase that weight to 270 for his debut at heavyweight.

The UFC Hall of Fame inducts the fighter in Vegas for his win over Alexander Gustafsson in 2013.

UFC star Jon Jones arrested over 'domestic violence and vehicle tampering'
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