UFC Quick Quote: Jon Jones is a young kid who needs a lot of guidance after DUI arrest

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones poses with his crew after beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

"I'm not involved in all the legal stuff that's going on with Jones but yeah, he flew out a few nights ago and sat down with me and Lorenzo and talked. I like Jon Jones. He's a good guy, he's a young kid. He made a mistake that night and we'll see what happens. ... I think we've supported Jon. He's a young kid and he's going to need a lot of guidance. The kid is incredibly talented, he's starting to make tons of money and he's getting really famous. Those are all the recipes for disaster."

-- UFC President Dana White talks to members of the media following last night's (Sat., May 26, 2012) UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" event in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the subject of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones' recent DUI arrest was quickly brought up. About it, White said "Bones" growing fame could pose significant problems for the mixed martial artist if he's not getting the right guidance from those around him. Those are similar to the sentiments offered by former boxing king Mike Tyson, who recently said Jones needs a solid support structure in place. As for the champ, his handlers have said he'll "be a man" and "stand up like a man" but so far he's only posted a lame apology on Facebook (which was quickly deleted) and nothing else. In fact, he's dropped off the grid completely, likely awaiting his arraignment hearing set for May 29 in Binghamton, New York. Either way, this could be a major turning point in Jones' career, for good or bad.

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