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Jon Jones camp releases statement on DUI arrest, more details on car crash

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to 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
Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to 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

Just a short while ago, it was reported by the bloodhounds at TMZ that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones crashed his car around 5:00 a.m. this morning in New York and he was subsequently arrested for DUI once police arrived on the scene.

After spending a few hours in the clink, he was bailed out by his mother.

As the day has worn on, more and more information has become available. In fact, Jones' manager, Malki Kawa, released the following statement not long ago:

"I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI. 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."

MMAFighting.com also has a few more details from the Broome County Sheriff's Office, including the fact that Jones was arrested at approximately 5:02 a.m. after his car struck a pole. It was a single car accident and Jones suffered only "minor injuries."

The UFC has yet to release a statement on the matter. Jones is currently scheduled to defend his light heavyweight championship at UFC 151 on Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, against Dan Henderson.

For the initial report on Jones' DUI arrest click here.