Light heavyweight Jon Jones found himself locked in a cage early this morning though not the kind he’s accustomed to spending time in as an incredibly successful Mixed Martial Artist. The 24-year old UFC champion was arrested in New York after crashing his Bentley into a pole at approximately 5:00 AM EST and showing signs of driving under the influence.
TMZ Sports was first to report the story where it was also revealed Jones’ mother bailed him out of jail shortly after his incarceration. He is not believed to have suffered any injuries in the accident.
“I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI,” wrote manager Malki Kawa in a prepared statement to media. “While the facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated, First Round Management fully supports Jon and we are asking for fans and media to respect the privacy of Jon and his family during this time.”
No comment has been issued by Jones at this point in time.
Jones is currently scheduled to face Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in Las Vegas on September 1. It seems unlikely the bout will be changed or he will endure any internal punishment from the UFC based on the organization’s handling of similar situations.
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