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Report: Jon Jones Arrested in Las Vegas on Domestic Violence Charge

UFC fighter Jon Jones was reportedly arrested on early Friday morning in Las Vegas, ESPN's Marc Raimondi reports.  

Las Vegas Metro Police Department officer Larry Hadfield told ESPN that the star was "charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence and injuring or tampering with a vehicle." Online inmate records obtained by Raimondi showed that the 34-year-old is being held at Clark County Detention Center on a 12-hour hold with bail listed at $8,000.

Jones was reportedly arrested just hours after his 2013 fight against Alexander Gustafsson. was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Las Vegas. 

Jones adviser Richard Schaeffer 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 how this plays out." 

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As of Friday afternoon, UFC has not released a statement or commented on the arrest. 

This is not Jones's first brush-up with the law. He was arrested for a DUI in 2012, for alleged battery after assaulting a waitress in 2019 after and for a suspected DWI in 2020. He pleaded guilty to both the DUI and the DWI. The battery charge ended in a plea deal. Additionally, Jones turned himself in to the police for connection to a hit and run in 2015, which he was then stripped of his light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely.

And, throughout his UFC career, he has been suspended numerous times for alleged anti-doping violations.