UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has issued a statement following his recent arrest with multiple charges.
Jon Jones was arrested by Albuquerque police department earlier last week. He was hit with multiple criminal charges, including negligent use of a firearm. The light-heavyweight champion was also intoxicated at the time of his arrest and according to the police report, marijuana residue was allegedly found on his clothing.
Now, Jones has issued the following statement regarding his arrest following a plea agreement earlier this week:
“While we all work to understand and cope with the stress and uncertainties surrounding the state of our world, I want to express how truly disappointed I am that I have become the source of a negative headline again, especially during these trying times.” Jon Jones stated.
“I am disappointed for letting down the people I care about the most, my family, friends and my fans. This morning I entered into a plea deal with the Albuquerque DA office. I accept full responsibility for my actions and I know that I have some personal work to do to which involves the unhealthy relationship I have with alcohol. I have dedicated so much time and energy to improve my community and I will not allow this personal setback to hinder my work within the community when we need it most.”
There is no official statement from the UFC at this time. Dana White has stated that a rematch between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes was in the works.
This is not the first time Jon Jones has had a run in with the law. He was previously involved in hit-and-run incident in 2015 and was charged with assault and battery in 2019.
Jones has been criticized by fellow fighters for his antics outside of the sport, but he has also received some support. UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko recently said that people shouldn’t insult Jones, calling him a “kind and noble man”.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 1st April, 2020.
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