Jon Jones ‘Burst Into Tears’ During Las Vegas Arrest, Denies He Ever Touched Woman Involved
Jon Jones was allegedly aggressive, “but not violent” with a woman and “smashed his head” on the hood of a police car, a police report says.
Details behind the Friday morning arrest of Jones, the former top pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, were revealed in an arrest report released Tuesday by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and reported by ESPN. It outlines the events behind the fighter’s two charges, which are injury and tampering to a vehicle, a felony, and misdemeanor battery domestic violence.
The 34-year-old was released Friday evening after posting $8,000 bail and is expected in court on October 26.
Jones was taken into custody just before 6 a.m. in Las Vegas. He “became irate and smashed his head onto the front hood” of the police vehicle,” the report says. He caused a medium-sized dent and paint chipping.
The woman who is involved – who ESPN is not identifying – told police that Jones was touching the back of her head and pulling her hair a bit, but he did not hit her. Police said they saw blood on the woman’s clothing and a bump on her lip with dried blood; she said her lips were very dry. Police also saw blood on the bedsheets in the hotel room.
She additionally told police that Jones was aggressive with her, but not violent. He reportedly grabbed the back of her hair to stop her from leaving the hotel room.
“According to the report, prior to being read his Miranda rights, Jones said the Las Vegas Metro PD would be facing a lawsuit for putting him in handcuffs on the biggest night of his life. After his rights were read, Jones “immediately burst into tears,” the report stated. The report described Jones as going through an “emotional rollercoaster,” Marc Raimondi of ESPN wrote.
The report said Jones denied that he ever touched the woman and had a hard time fully remembering the night.
UFC President Dana White said on Friday that executives are waiting for the outcome.
“Is it really shocking anymore? It’s really not. It’s become not shocking,” White said. “It’s almost like, ‘Uh oh, this guy is in Vegas, what’s gonna happen today?’ You want to hope that the guy is better and that won’t be the case, but he proves that every time he comes to this town that he can’t handle this place.”
Jones is in the middle of bulking up to debut in the heavyweight division. His fight against Alexander Gustafsson was recently inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, just a day before the arrest.