Jon Jones was arrested on domestic violence charges on Friday. There are not many details at this time, but he remains in custody.

The UFC fighter was arrested early on Friday morning according to TMZ. That arrest was on domestic violence and tampering or injuring with a vehicle charges. He is currently incarcerated and awaits the next steps.

Our law enforcement sources tell us they received a call from Caesars Palace around 5:45 AM. Cops responded to the hotel … where they made contact with the UFC superstar.

The domestic violence charge is a misdemeanor, but that tampering or injuring with a vehicle is a felony. The 34-year-old professional fighter was in Las Vegas this week because of his 2013 fight against Alexander Gustafsson and he is being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.


This is not Jon Jones’ first encounter with the wrong side of the law. He was also arrested for DUI in the past and has racked up a few other crimes along the way. This latest arrest is not a good look for him, especially as Jones tries to negotiate more money for his next fight.

As of this writing the circumstances surrounding this latest arrest are unclear. We will continue monitoring this on-going story here at Thirsty.

What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

Disqus Comments Loading...