Video Shows Jon Jones Screaming, Head-Butting Las Vegas Police Car
A new bodycam footage shows the former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones handcuffed and distressed after head-butting the police car on the night of his UFC Hall of Fame induction.
According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jones was also seen slurring racial insults towards the on-duty officers. The police arrived at the Caesar’s Palace after a complaint was registered against Jones on the account of domestic disturbance following his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame for his 2013 fight against Alexander Gustafsson. Hotel security had observed Jones’ fiancée, Jesse Moses, bleeding from her nose and mouth.
Following the incident, Jones (26-1-0, 1 NC) was arrested on the charges of misdemeanor battery domestic violence and felony injuring and tampering with a vehicle.
The footage of his arrest shows Jones’ erratic and agitated behavior as the officers laid him against the vehicle and tried to question him. Jones head-butted the police car, stemming another charge on his account.
“Why are you doing this?” Jones was heard screaming in the video.
“This is so humiliating. I got the Hall of Fame tonight, and then you’re gonna put me on this by walking down the street.”
He went on to curse the officers, shouting, “You f–ing nerd, I hate you,” Jones says. “I hate you! I hate you! You f–ing nerd! I hate you so much!”
And this didn’t end here, as the distraught Jones tells an officer, “Bro, hang me. Hurt me and kill me. What did I do?” Then, he cries, “A Black man can’t drink? Getting elected into the Hall of Fame, and this is what I’ve got?”
Meanwhile Jones’ fiancée, Moses, was reluctant to talk, but she later gave a statement to officers admitting Jones did get “a little physical” with her in front of their three children.
Jones was taken into custody but was later released on bail on the same night.
In December, Jones pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property and was relieved of the charges of domestic violence.